Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Police appeal as ambulance targeted by Celtic fans


Tuesday, 11th August 2009

Police are appealing for information after an ambulance had a window smashed as it was being driven in Banknock.

The incident occurred around 3.25pm on Sunday August 9.

Chief Inspector Bob Beaton said: “This was a despicable crime and we are keen to speak to anyone with information.

“The incident occurred as the ambulance travelled along Hollandbush Crescent near to the junction with Ballinkeir Avenue.

“It was forced to stop as a man, who was bare chested, crossed the road in front of them. When they stopped, a window in the rear of the ambulance was smashed.

“A group of men were seen near to the junction and we are keen to trace them.”

Police are keen to trace four men seen in the area at the time.

The man who crossed the road and force the ambulance to stop is described as 5’7 – 5’8, late 20s-early 30s.

A second man was described as wearing a light blue jumper, balding with dark hair at the side, wearing a Celtic top beneath a jersey, jeans and believed to be in his early 30s.

A third man had blond hair and was wearing a Celtic top with jeans.

The fourth man was described as 5’8”, brown hair, a tattoo on the back of his neck, and was wearing a green coloured jumper and jeans.

Anyone with information can contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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