More Vehicles Targetted By Brick Throwers

Bus and car drivers have been targeted by people throwing bricks at them in Northamptonshire.

Two buses and a car were damaged after bricks were thrown in three separate incidents yesterday (Monday, 19 January).

The first incident happened at about 1.30pm on the A14, near the junction with the A6, when a brick landed on a car windscreen and cracked the glass.

It is believed the brick was thrown from a footbridge over the A14. Three young boys were seen on the bridge at the time.

Two further incidents happened in Polwell Lane, Barton Seagrave, at about 8.30pm yesterday evening.

A teenager was standing in the middle of the road as a bus approached. As the bus slowed down, the teenager ran to the pavement throwing a brick while he ran. The brick hit a side window causing it to smash.

A couple of minutes later, another brick was thrown at another bus travelling down Polwell Road, also causing damage.

In both incidents a second male was standing at the side of the road.

Sergeant Scott Little said:

"These were extremely irresponsible and potentially dangerous acts of vandalism, which could have resulted in serious injury to the drivers or passengers on the bus.

Officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area today and will be speaking to local residents and potential witnesses to try and identify the people involved.

Anyone who witnessed the incidents or saw anyone hanging around in Polwell Road yesterday evening or on the A14 footbridge yesterday lunchtime is urged to contact Kettering police on 101."

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 - or - information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111