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Masked man filmed smashing police car while officers attend Remembrance Sunday event

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A men has been captured on camera smashing a police car while officers were paying tribute to the war dead at a Remembrance Sunday event.

Footage shows the man using a hammer to rain blows on the windscreen, doors and side windows of the marked vehicle.

He then flees on a moped, driven by an accomplice, after shouting "ha ha" and obscenities about police.

The car had been parked up by officers taking part with the community in a Remembrance parade at Brookvale Park, Erdington, on 12 November.

The moped was spotted driving off towards Brookvale village.

The police car's windscreens were damaged in the attack. Credit: BPM Media

West Midlands Police said they were aware of the footage, which has appeared online, and urged anyone with information to contact them.

Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell from Birmingham East Police said:

It is absolutely disgusting how these individuals took advantage of a time when my officers were marching shoulder to shoulder with members of the community during Remembrance parades.

I would urge anyone with information to get in touch so that we can bring those who committed this cowardly crime to justice.

– Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell, West Midlands Police

Stockland Green Police tweeted photos of the damaged patrol car after the attack:

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