Vandals target Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

The windscreen was damaged and could not repaired putting lives at risk

The windscreen was damaged and could not repaired

A group of vandals have broken the windscreen of a Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine after crews were called to an incident at Braunstone Park on Tuesday evening.


Crews from Western Fire Station were responding to the incident where a motorbike was on fire, the second related incident of the night, when vandals threw a bottle at the fire appliance, causing a bullseye in the windscreen.


Thankfully, no one was injured but the fire engine has been taken off the road as it was deemed unsafe to drive and it is currently being assessed by a duty mechanic.


Matthew Cane, Area Manager Operational Response, said: “This is a horrifying crime which caused an emergency fire appliance to be taken off the road, an appliance that could have otherwise been out responding to incidents and helping our community. This incident also put our crew in danger.”


The original caller stated they saw five or six people running off and a description of the vandals has been given to the police.





Picture Credit LFRS

Anyone who has any information about the incident should contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ stating reference number 671.

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