More Attacks On Dorset Buses

Police in North Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after stones were thrown at a bus in North Bournemouth over the weekend.

The incident, in which unknown offenders threw stones at a Yellow Bus travelling along Moore Avenue in West Howe, happened at approximately 4.45pm on Saturday 17 December 2011. 
 
No-one was injured and the vehicle was not damaged.
 
The incident follows five reports of damage to buses in thearea between 23 November and 5 December.
 
Neighbourhood Inspector Mike Claxton said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with information which may lead to the identification of the offender/s.
 
“We continue to work closely with local bus companiesand our partners in the council to establish who is responsible for these attacks and Dorset Police remains committed to responding positively to any reports.
 
“I would urge anyone with any information to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible. Your call will be treated in strictest confidence.”
 
Four boys from the local area were arrested on 7 December onsuspicion of causing criminal damage. Two, aged 14 and 15, remain on policebail pending further enquiries. The remaining two were subsequently releasedwithout charge.
 
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101quoting incident number 17:396. Alternatively, call the free and anonymousCrimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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