Devon

'Idiotic' A30 prank endangered 999 teams

Police have condemned vandals who dragged two signs and sandbags on to a blind bend on a dual carriageway.

A police car and ambulance on a 999 call had to take emergency action to avoid crashing on the A30 near Yarcombe, Devon, on Saturday.

Sgt Richard Poole said: "This idiotic and ludicrous action very nearly had devastating consequences."

He added: "Whoever did this obviously has no idea of the potential consequences of their actions."

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