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Police Land Rover spray-painted silver by vandals

Silver police car Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption The police Land Rover was parked on Royd Villas overnight in Hebden Bridge when it was spray-painted

A police Land Rover has been spray-painted silver by vandals.

The vehicle was targeted between 21:30 BST on Monday and 04:45 on Tuesday in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Insp John Simpson said while some "might find this funny" the vehicle would "be off the road whilst it is repaired at a cost".

He added: "It is a specialist vehicle used to access the more rural areas of Calderdale and as such is an essential vehicle for the local communities."

The force said it did not have a dedicated car park for police vehicles in the town, adding that the Land Rover had been parked in the location at other times without incident.

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