Covid testing site forced to close early after youths pelt workers with stones

A police warning has been issued after staff working at a Covid testing station in South Yorkshire were pelted with stones.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:26 am

The testing station in Maltby, Rotherham, had to close early last night due to the vandalism.

South Yorkshire Police said it was not the first time staff have had to close early due to attacks.

The force said: “Yet another night that the Covid testing station at Maltby has had to close early due to local youths throwing stones at the site and staff.

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A man walks past a Covid-19 testing site (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and positive action will be taken when the culprits are identified.”

The testing station, which is located on the car park of Maltby Leisure Centre, is for people who pre-book Covid tests.

It opened last November and operates from 8am-8pm.

Anyone with information on those responsible should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

A covid testing station in Maltby, Rotherham, has to close early yesterday due to vandalism

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