Pharmacist's nightmare as 'Covid-mad' vandals smash up van in Hull

A pharmacist has slammed the "Covid-mad" vandals who smashed thewindows of his delivery van.

The van will now be out of action until at least April 3, creating abacklog of patients who need their medication delivered whileisolating during the coronavirus lockdown.

Zac Mohammed, superintendent at ER Pharmacy in Biggin Avenue, Hull,said both the driver's side and passenger side windows had beensmashed as the van was broken into on Thursday lunchtime. He said:

We're here to offer a service, not be targeted.

Zac Mohammed

And he said it was not the first time the pharmacy had been targetedsince the coronavirus outbreak took hold.

Just two weeks before the damage to the van, someone had tried tosteal methodone from the pharmacy, Mr Mohammed said.

He commended his staff who are still working hard through thepandemic, but said he was worried people would not be able to receivetheir medication if staff were forced to stay at home for their ownsafety because of the attacks. He continued:

We're a local business and a lot of our business is based on delivery. We're just trying to help the community and get this medication out there to people.

Zac Mohammed