Vandals Target Medics’ Vehicle

Police in Lochaber have strongly criticised a vandal who smashed the window of an ambulance and rendered it unusable.

The vehicle, which was parked, in St. Johns Road at Caol will be out of service until the damaged window is repaired.

It is believed the vandal or vandals struck some time between 6 p.m. on Monday, March 5, and 6.30 a.m. the following morning.

A spokesman for Northern Constabulary said: “Given the nature of the work carried out by the Scottish Ambulance Service this is a particularly stupid and upsetting crime.”

Police have appealed for any members of the public who have knowledge of the crime to get in touch.

They are also appealing for information about the theft of copper from a BT station at Achindaul Farm.

The theft of the lightning conductor lengths took place some time between February 15 and March 7 and the culprit or culprits also damaged a fence at the farm, just south of Spean Bridge.

Oil was also stolen from a fuel tank outside a property at Achaphubuil some time between Friday, March 2, and 5 a.m. on Wednesday March 7.

Police in Lochaber confirmed that oil thefts from farms, transports depots and domestic properties are on the rise in the area.

A standard domestic oil tank can contain up to £1,500 worth of oil.