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Community nurse’s car vandalised while working for hospice

Incident made vehicle unusable and led to disruption of patient appointments
Thornbury Drive

Incident made vehicle unusable and led to disruption of patient appointments

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a nurse’s car was vandalised and rendered immobile, which forced patient appointments to be postponed.

The community nurse found her Toyota Prius had been tampered with while she was working for Weston Hospicecare in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Time and place of the crime

The incident took place on 2 March, shortly before 12:30pm in Thornbury Drive, Weston-super-Mare.

The vandals removed the car’s catalytic converter, making the car unusable.

The action resulted in three patient appointments being postponed until

Incident made vehicle unusable and led to disruption of patient appointments


Thornbury Drive, where the incident took place. (Nurse’s car not pictured.) Picture: Google

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a nurse’s car was vandalised and rendered immobile, which forced patient appointments to be postponed.

The community nurse found her Toyota Prius had been tampered with while she was working for Weston Hospicecare in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Time and place of the crime

The incident took place on 2 March, shortly before 12:30pm in Thornbury Drive, Weston-super-Mare.

The vandals removed the car’s catalytic converter, making the car unusable.

The action resulted in three patient appointments being postponed until the next day.

Hospice describes impact of incident 

Ten community nurses work for the hospice and collectively cover more than 23,000 miles in northern Somerset every year.


Amanda Gough

Weston Hospicecare’s community nurse lead Amanda Gough said the vandals caused a huge disruption ‘not only for the nurse, but also for Weston Hospicecare patients who rely on the support provided by nurses to manage symptoms and pain caused by their life-limiting conditions’.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson described the suspects as two white men who were seen driving away in a white van.

‘The first man is described as being in his 40s and around 6ft. He was of a heavy build, had a beard and wore a beanie hat,’ they said.

‘The second man was said to be in his 50s, wore a hi-vis jacket and was slightly smaller than the other.’

How to supply information 

Avon and Somerset Police have asked anyone who has information about the incident to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5220051132.

The incident can also be reported through the Avon and Somerset Police website.


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