Single mum and coronavirus nurse finds car tyres slashed after 12-hour shift
A nurse was left deflated and angry when she finished a twelve-hour shift to discover two tyres on her car had been slashed by mindless criminals.
The 33-year-old NHS worker – who has worked as a nurse on the Covid ward and is mother to a 12-year-old son – had finished a night shift when she reportedly found her car had been targeted by vandals.
It is reported that six other workers from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham also had the tyres to their cars slashed on Saturday night in the hospital car park.
The nurse – who has not been named – has been forced to spend £160 to have her car repaired, and feels exasperated at the incident after spending months battling coronavirus in the hospital.
Birmingham Live shared images of the damaged car belonging to the nurse, and asked her about her frustrations.
She told the outlet: "I work full-time on a Covid ward and we have really struggled all the way through, it’s not just me it's my colleagues as well who are suffering.
"It’s just not what we need. We are underpaid and understaffed as it is, and I have had to pay out £160 this morning to have my car repaired.
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The young nurse continued: "After finishing my 12.5 hour night shift this morning I was unfortunately greeted with two slashed tyres to my car.
"I think this is absolutely disgusting behaviour by callous individuals who I believe were arrested at the scene."
She said: "Up to 7 cars I believe had their tyres slashed, not just one tyre but both."
She went on: ”We are trying our best to provide treatment and care to sick patients during this pandemic and this is the thanks we receive, after everything we have done in the past 9 months.
"It’s just so disheartening that, after working so hard, this is the respect we receive from certain individuals.”
Anyone with information relating to the incident can contact West Midlands Police on 101 or live chat via the website quoting crime reference number 20BW-267 164H-20.
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