In response to a series of targeted attacks on Police vehicles in the Bradford East area, authorities have taken swift action, leading to the arrest of two individuals and the recovery of seven vehicles. Over the past few weeks, a disturbing trend emerged wherein these marked Police vehicles were subjected to damage caused by bricks being hurled at them.
The Neighbourhood Policing team executed the operation today, 30th June, resulting in the detention of a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male. They have been taken into Police custody on suspicion of criminal damage. Police officials have confirmed that inquiries are currently ongoing.
Superintendent Richard Padwell, who heads the Bradford District Police, expressed concern over the impact of these incidents on emergency response capabilities. He stated, “Every Police vehicle that is out of commission translates into one less unit available to promptly address emergency calls. It is a stroke of luck that no officers were injured during any of these incidents. Today’s action should serve as a resolute message that engaging in criminal damage is entirely unacceptable, and we will respond with decisive measures.”
The Superintendent further urged the public to come forward with any information regarding the damage inflicted upon Police vehicles. Individuals can contact the Bradford East Neighbourhood Policing Team via the helpline number 101 or utilise the live chat feature available at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus. It is crucial to provide the crime reference number 13230351143 while reporting any pertinent details.
Law enforcement agencies are committed to maintaining the safety and security of the community, and they vow to take proactive measures to combat such criminal acts.