Suffolk: More Vehicles Hit By Objects

22 December 2011, 11:13

Police are investigating three more reports of vehicles getting damages by objects being dropped onto roads in Suffolk.

Suffolk Police got the reports last night, Wednesday 21 December,  of three vehicles being hit.

The first incident happened at around 6:25pm when a vehicle was travelling on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 at Trimley St Mary. After passing under a flyover a rock struck the vehicle but did not cause any damage.

At around 7:50pm an object fell onto the back of a car travelling on the A14 under a bridge after the Orwell Bridge and before the Shell garage. There was no damage caused to the vehicle.

Finally police received a report that an object had been dropped from a bridge on the A12 at Belstead causing damage to the rear windscreen of the motorist’s car. The incident is believed to have taken place at around 11:15pm.

No one has been injured in these incidents. 

It follows reports of objects being thrown of bridges on the A14 at Haughley, the A14 at the Dockspur Roundabout and the A14 at Trimley St Martin earlier this month, although at this stage Suffolk Police say they haven't linked them together.

Officers searched all the areas following the reports and are appealing for more information. Police say they will be investigating these reports thoroughly and have appointed a senior detective to head up enquiries. They say throwing any object off a road bridge onto a busy road can have potentially fatal consequences.

Police are urging anyone with information to get in contact. Anyone who has information in relation to these incidents are asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

DSI Stuart Sedgewick

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