Thursday, 24 December 2009

British police flee snowballs

TWO British police officers were forced to cower in their patrol car after they were surrounded by around 100 teenagers who pelted their vehicle with snowballs.

Reported The Daily Telegraph on December 24: "The gang shouted 'who are ya' and 'got 'em' as they rained the missiles down on the officers' car.

"One of the officers was seen racing to the vehicle and quickly closing the door before the two-minute attack began.

"Hundreds of snowballs were thrown at the vehicle before the officers decided to flee the country park in Crawley, West Sussex.

"They switched on the vehicle's blue flashing lights as they made their hasty exit.

"As the police car – which was marked Crawley Borough – left the car park, the youths continued to bombard the windscreen, windows and panels with snowballs.

"The attack was captured by one of the gang on a mobile phone and posted on YouTube, the video sharing website, where it has been viewed hundreds of times. "

The videos can be seen here and here.

Merry Christmas!