POLICE officers have escaped injury after their police car window was smashed while driving in Widnes.

The incident happened after two police community support officers (PCSOs) had attempted to disperse a group of youths while undertaking a routine patrol of Upton Rocks Park shortly after 9pm on Friday January 4.

They were driving along Queensbury Way when an object hit their police car and smashed the rear driver’s side window.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and Cheshire Constabulary is urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or has CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Neil Edgar said: "This reckless incident has left the PCSOs shaken up and has taken a police car used to help serve the public off the road.

"The incident could have been far worse had the object hit the PCSOs in the vehicle as it was being driven along Queensbury Way in Widnes.

"It is only due to luck that they were not injured.

"We are determined to find out who threw the object at the car and make them face the consequences of their actions and I urge anyone with information that may help our investigation to get in touch.

"If you were in the area and saw anything that may be relevant please contact the team here at Widnes Police Station.

"The same goes for anyone who believes they may have information regarding the identity of whoever threw the object at the police car."

Anyone with information or footage that may help officers with their ongoing investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 286660, give the details online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can also be submitted online.