The Huddersfield Examiner has reported that the 110 used by the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team volunteers has been damaged by callous thieves. The team was out at Salter’s Brook off the trans-Pennine A628 for a routine training exercise but when its members returned to the Land Rover they found a brick had been thrown through a window of the 4x4 ambulance. The vandals had caused damage to two windows and a wing mirror and the group discovered a Satnav, programmed with routes to critical rescue meeting points, had been stolen. Who in their right mind steals important equipment from an emergency vehicle?
Scott Roberts of the Woodhead Team, said, 'A team leader was out with a group of trainees and returned to the vehicle at around 8.30pm to find the rear window smashed. It’s disappointing that someone could do something like this to an emergency vehicle and one of the team has had to take a day off work to take the vehicle to the garage. We had to get it repaired as it is constantly on call.'
He added, 'We always have different drivers who may not know the locations for meeting points so a Satnav is a valuable tool to us. It could make a difference to us getting to a rescue quicker.'
Roberts urged anyone with information to contact him on 07429 025006 or the Police on 101. http://woodheadmrt.org click here for Woodhead MRT