The tyres of a police van were slashed over the weekend while officers were out enforcing lockdown restrictions in Bristol.
The vehicle was parked in Great George Street in the city centre on Saturday (May 16) while officers conducted a foot patrol of the area.
Its tyres were then slashed at some point between 2.30pm and 4pm.
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Avon and Somerset Constabulary says it is treating the “disappointing” incident as an act of criminal damage.
PS Richard Jones said: “The vehicle was parked near Brandon Hill so officers could carry out a patrol and engage with members of the public about the new restrictions designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“It is therefore hugely disappointing for them to return to find the vehicle has been mindlessly damaged causing both inconvenience and unnecessary cost.”
Anyone with information about the damage is asked to report it at www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report, or call 101, giving the call-handler reference 5220106685.