Appeal after Police Vehicles Damaged in Petrol Bomb Incident

Published on
15 April 2021 - 11:05
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Two petrol bombs were thrown into the back yard around 9:10pm on Wednesday 14th April, leaving one vehicle severely damaged and another vehicle scorched.  

Thankfully, no officers or staff were harmed during the incident.  

The road was closed whilst Fire Brigade colleagues attended and whilst a number of enquiries were carried out this morning. It has now reopened.  

Detectives are carrying out CCTV checks in the area and are speaking with local residents, as well as other enquiries.  

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Graham said: “It is absolutely unacceptable and extremely dangerous that someone should throw petrol bombs at our police vehicles. This could have led to someone being seriously injured or worse, and
it will not be tolerated. 

“I would urge anyone who has information on those responsible to come forward or call independent charity Crimestoppers.” 

Detectives are asking anyone in the area who may have private CCTV cameras or dash cam footage to get in touch on 101, or upload their footage directly here:  

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, may have seen anyone behaving suspiciously in the area around Kings Road last night or may have further
information, is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jonny Christie from Middlesbrough CID on 101, quoting incident number 58856.  

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at .

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