A Police car was flipped over on to its roof by a group of yobs in Kirkby this evening.
The vehicle had been driven into the Tower Hill area of the town by officers who had spotted a scrambler bike being driven in an anti-social manner.
Police said the car was parked in Shevington’s Lane while the two officers went to investigate and while they were away a gang – possibly as many as 30 youths according to witnesses – turned it on to its roof.
The yobs ran off towards the Moorfield estate followed by the police officers.
A 19-year-old man was later arrested.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “At about 7.15pm, officers parked and left the car on Shevington’s Lane after they sighted an off-road bike being ridden in an anti-social manner nearby.
“While the two officers were away from the vehicle, a group of males turned it onto its roof.
“A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to a police vehicle and taken into custody for questioning.
“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”
Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.