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Police hit out after patrol car window smashed in Belfast

Police took to social media to show the damage to the patrol car
Police took to social media to show the damage to the patrol car

Police have hit out after a brand new patrol car had its window smashed in Belfast, taking it off the road until repairs are carried out.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon when a youth smashed the rear window of the car - while a police officer was inside.

He was then chased on foot through Great Victoria Street Station, where he boarded a Glider bus.

Translink staff, however, locked the youth on board the bus until he was arrested by police and taken into custody.

Every now and again our MT guys bring us a nice shiny new car to patrol in. We like nice shiny new cars (especially ones...

Posted by PSNI Belfast City Centre on Friday, April 26, 2019

Posting on social media, a PSNI spokesperson said: "So there goes a nice shiny new car. Off the road until fixed. One less car to patrol in, one crew off the ground to do the necessary paperwork for the damage.

"These kind of actions don’t just disrupt us, it disrupts our community, it stops police doing what we should be doing and costs unnecessary money to repair."

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