Torquay Police respond to comments following police car fire

(Last Updated On: July 13, 2017)

Police in Torquay have responded to comments on social media following a fire which destroyed a police car on the A38 this morning, 13th July.

The incident happened around 10.30am, fortunately no one was injured.

As news broke on social media, there were negative comments with some people finding the incident amusing.

Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson for Torquay Police said: 
“We really appreciate the supportive comments made by many across social media regarding the fire one of our police vehicles suffered earlier today. Fortunately the officer was able to exit the vehicle and nobody was hurt. Of course there were a few negative comments from those taking the opportunity to revel in this unfortunate event but think about this…

“The officers that use these vehicles are as human as anyone else. They have private lives, families and friends and expose themselves to danger whenever we are needed. Whether you support us or not, this is the loss of one of our vehicles, the mode of transport we need to get to you when you need us most and this makes doing that a little bit harder.

“Even if you’re not a fan of the police, you might be that person that needs us urgently so laughing at things like this is a bit daft isn’t it?”

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