NHS latest: Vandals slash car tyres of nine NHS workers at Musgrove Park Hospital | UK | News (Reports)


The cars were parked on Musgrove Road. Many workers park on this road for free to avoid parking permit costs. It is believed the incident happened between Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10.

An investigation has been launched by Avon and Somerset Police, who are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman for the police told Somerset Live: “We’ve carried out house-to-house enquiries in the street. As of yet, we have had no further reports [of criminal damage]. Enquiries continue.”

The news was shared also shared on the Facebook Group, Taunton Matters.

A fundraiser has been set up by Leonie Mills, a worker at Musgrove Park Hospital to help those pay for the damage. 

More £1,600 has been raised so far to reimburse the cost of new tyres for those affected. 

Leonie Mills: “I felt as a community we needed to support our heroes. Any leftover funds will be donated to Love Musgrove.”

After hitting the target, she shared an update on the JustGiving page, saying: “Thank you, thank you, this is incredible, I cannot thank you all enough for the generous donations.

“We are certainly going to have enough to reimburse all new tyre purchases, donate to Love Musgrove and I have received a request to possibly donate some sensory toys to the children’s ward.”

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A Facebook user responded: “What a fantastic thing to do.”

Another said: “There are some wonderful people, very kind.” 

Another added: “Fantastic. Well done & bravo for such a decent gesture.” 

The fundraiser set up by Leonie Mills can be found by JustGiving.

Additional reporting Ross Millen. 


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