A POLICE car was smashed up by a group of yobs after it was involved in a minor road traffic accident following arrests in Shipley.

On Easter Monday, three arrests were made in connection with a theft near a school.

A marked patrol vehicle was then involved in a collision with a motorbike.

A crowd proceeded to gather and pelt bricks at the police car forcing it to be later towed away.

One thug was even seen jumping on the bonnet of the vehicle.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said: "I am extremely angry to see these mindless yobs engaging in this kind of vandalism. 

“It is completely unacceptable, and I hope those responsible are brought to justice and suitably punished.

“I am just relieved that no police officers were injured.”

A West Yorkshire Police statement read: "On Monday, April 5, police were called to reports of an ongoing theft near to a school on Wrose Brow Road.

"Officers attended and arrested three males in connection with this incident.

"As police were leaving the location, there was a collision between a police vehicle and a motorbike at the junction with Leeds Road and West Royd Road.

"The collision occurred at a slow speed and the driver of the motorbike fled the scene.

"The pillion passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital to be assessed.

"Following the collision, a large crowd of people gathered at the scene and bricks were thrown at the stationary police vehicle, causing damage to the front and rear windscreens.

"No police officers were injured during this incident.

"Enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number 1210 of 5 April or online."

"Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."