Thieves steal blue lights from roof of emergency response vehicle

Blue lights were stolen from this fire brigade vehicle

A car used to respond to medical emergencies has been taken off the road after crooks stole the blue lights from its roof.

An Emergency First Responder vehicle, owned by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, was parked in High Street, Collingham, overnight on Tuesday, July 4.

But the following morning it was found with the emergency blue light bar and grille lights damaged and stolen.

Police are investigating the theft, and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Branding the theft “unbelievable”, a Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Has anyone seen anything suspicious between the night of July 4 and morning of July 5 around our Emergency First Responder car.

“This vehicle was parked and available on Collingham High Street when the emergency blue light bar and grille lights have been damaged and stolen.

“This vehicle is now not available for emergency medical calls in our community.

“It’s unbelievable that our life saving response vehicles are targeted by mindless individuals.

“If anyone has any information please pass this on to Newark police.”

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: “Did you see anything suspicious?

“If you saw or know anything please report via 101 quoting incident number 000868-05072017, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”