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'This behaviour will not be tolerated': Police anger at yobs who smashed hospital equipment

By Dayna Farrington | Kidderminster | Crime | Published:

Yobs broke into Kidderminster Hospital amid the coronavirus outbreak, setting off fire extinguishers and breaking equipment.

Kidderminster General Hospital

Police have condemned the gang of youths who broke into the Bewdley Road hospital in the early hours of Sunday.

A large group of teenagers smashed the glass doors and entered the hospital, setting off the alarms.

The group then proceeded to set off fire extinguishers and break equipment around the hospital, said West Mercia Police.

It happened at around 1am.

Inspector Dave King, from West Mercia Police, said: “At this very challenging time for our health care system and wider emergency services it is unacceptable for anyone to tamper, destroy or in any way hamper the effectiveness of hospital equipment or ambulances.

“An investigation is under way and I would urge the public if they have any information to please come forward and get in touch.

"This behaviour will not be tolerated and I call on the support of our community in identifying the culprits.

"If you have information, caught anything suspicious on your car dash cam footage between 12.30am and 2am please call us on 101 and quote incident 0020s 22 March 2020.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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