Man caught on camera sought after police car trashed in University of Northampton car park

Windscreen damaged after yob climbs on bonnet

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 4:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 4:25 pm

Detectives are hunting a yob who jumped on a police car smashing the windscreen on Saturday night (January 22).

Officers revealed the incident happened at around 9pm just after a group of people were seen in the University of Northampton site.

One ran up the bonnet of the police vehicle, parked in Village Walk, damaging the windscreen in the process.

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Police want to identify this man following an incident in which a police car was damaged on Saturday

Police have issued an image taken from security cameras showing a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

UoN Policing Sergeant, Lorna Clarke, said: “The person who did this is not thought to be a student as it was someone who came onto the site from New South Bridge Road.

“Damaging a police vehicle takes a much-needed resource out of action, wasting public money and time as a result.

"We are asking for the man in the image or anyone who recognises him to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 using incident number 22000043252."