South Staffordshire speed camera left badly damaged
Police are investigating after a speed camera was badly damaged.
It happened on Cannock Road in South Staffordshire. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police, David Bradbury, said: “We will always repair or replace damaged or vandalised speed cameras but the cost is always to the taxpayer.
“The cameras are there to ensure the safety of all road users and we will investigate all reports of criminal damage.”
Essington councillor David Clifft added: “I’m totally in favour of the cameras because of the safety.
“There’s been evidence, particularly on that road, that they protect people. We haven’t had any fatalities since those cameras have been in place.
“It’s people taking the law into their own hands because they feel injustice has been done because I imagine they got a couple of points on their license.
“We’ve had a few down the A34 that have been vandalised. They are important because they do save lives.”