A 16-year-old boy was being quizzed today after a firework attack on a police car.
Officers on routine enquiries parked up in Devonshire Street, Lockwood, and left the car.
When they returned they found the window had been smashed and a lighted firework thrown inside.
Officers snatched up the firework, preventing more serious damage to the car.
Det Con Shaun Topham, of Kirklees CID, said: “Although the damage on this occasion was minimal the impact on the local community is far greater.
“The police vehicle has had to be taken out of operational use and as a result one less vehicle is available to attend both emergency and non-emergency calls from the public.”
Residents in Devonshire Street said they were shocked at what had happened.
Anthony Pogson, a 52-year-old security guard who was visiting his family, said: “There’s no respect. I am shocked. To do that to a police car...people normally do it to break in.
“This seems like it is someone saying: ‘Keep the police out of our area.’”
Another female resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It doesn’t surprise me. We saw the police car parked there.
“It was there for some time. We have had detectives round knocking on the door asking if we knew anything about it.
“Years ago it was a good street. We never used to lock the doors but that’s a long time ago.”
Police confirmed a 16-year-old youth had been arrested on suspicion of arson and was being interviewed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Topham on 101.
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