Crime

Police issue appeal after motorcyclist threw egg into open window of speed camera van in Llanelli

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating an incident which occurred at 9.10am on Thursday 26th November 2020 in Llanelli.

A casualty reduction officer in a Go Safe van was parked outside the Bryn Primary School observing the speed of vehicles travelling through the 20mph zone at a time when children were being dropped off.

A motorcyclist has ridden from the nearby housing estate towards the rear of the van and thrown an egg through the open rear window, narrowly missing the officer inside. The motorcyclist has carried on towards the Bryn, travelling on the wrong side of the road causing oncoming traffic to take evasive action.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident to come forward. They would especially like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area and has a dashcam in their vehicle which may have footage of the incident or the motorcycle on it. 

In a statement, Go Safe said: “Our officers are out on the roads of Wales throughout the year to keep every road user safe. They do not go to a location to “catch motorists out” or to “make money” and don’t have “targets” to reach in terms of number of offences record. In fact a good result for our CROs is to record zero offences at a site.

“They attend strategic sites which have a history of collisions or injuries and at locations which members of the communities have flagged as areas of concern for the sole reason of encouraging compliance.”

Teresa Ciano, Go Safe Partnership Manager said: ““Fortunately, these type of incidents are rare. However attacks of any form on any member of police staff are unacceptable. 

“Our Casualty Reduction Officers play a vital part in road safety and any such behaviour targeted towards them will not be tolerated.”

Anyone who has information which could help the investigation can contact Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.

(Lead image: Go Safe Partnership)


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