Driving Politics
Home >The Revolt > Camera Destruction > UK: Birmingham Speed Camera Torched 
Print It Email It Tweet It

UK: Birmingham Speed Camera Torched
A speed camera in Birmingham, UK was set on fire with a burning tire.

A burning tire set a West Midlands, UK speed camera on fire at around 6am on Monday. Firefighters arrived at the Commonside location in Brierley Hillon and quickly extinguished the flames.

Prior attacks in the Birmingham area include a December 2005 burning tire assault on a ticket camera at Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield. In October, a camera at A4091 at Wishaw, near Sutton Coldfield burned and one on Collector Road, near Smith's Wood was torn down. In July 2004, activists with the group Motorists Against Detection (MAD) pulled a camera located on Lee-bank Middleway out of the ground, rotated it, and reinserted the device so that it was facing the wrong direction.

Source: Vandals firebomb speed camera (Birmingham Evening Mail (UK), 4/19/2006)

Regional News:
Other news about England

Permanent Link for this item
Return to Front Page

Related News
Fleximan Defends Himself

Italian Officials Claim To Have Captured Fleximan

Europeans Cut Down, Torch Speed Cameras

Canadian, Italian, French, German Speed Camera Blinded

Anti-Speed Camera Actions In Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

View Main Topics:

Get Email Updates
Subscribe with Google
Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail

Back To Front Page

Front Page | Get Updates | Site Map | About Us | Search | RSS Feed Driving politics