Saturday, 1 September 2007

HARTLEPOOL: Yobs in bus brick attack

Yobs in bus brick attack

A GANG of yobs hurled stones and bricks at a passing bus.

Police have appealed for witnesses after thugs attacked the Stagecoach bus which was travelling around the roundabout at Cleveland Road into Marina Way.

The thugs struck from underneath the nearby railway bridge.

They hurled stones at the vehicle as it passed, but no one was hurt.
The bus driver contacted Hartlepool Police, and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A police spokeswoman said: "The bus was going round the roundabout when youths, who were underneath the railway bridge, began throwing bricks and stones.

"Fortunately no one was hurt but we'd like to remind people of the dangers of throwing bricks at vehicles.

"It could have caused damage to the bus or other vehicles, caused a vehicle to veer off course or even have resulted in injuries."

She added: "We need anyone who knows the youths responsible to come forward and tell us."

Anyone with any information about the incident, at 5.15pm on Friday, should contact (01642) 302126, or Crime-stoppers on (0800) 555111.

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