Buses attacked with bricks on Falkirk roads

Police are investigating three separate incidents after bricks were thrown at moving vehicles
Police are investigating three separate incidents after bricks were thrown at moving vehicles
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Two buses and a van have been attacked with bricks in three separate incidents during the past week.

One of the bus windows shattered during an attack after being struck with a stone on Tuesday when it departed the bus stance in Maddiston’s Main Street at around 7.15 p.m.

Police say thankfully no one was injured and they are looking for a group of youths who were seen nearby at the time of the incident.

The first incident took place last Sunday (June 14) in Laurieston when a youngster threw a brick at a bus travelling along Mary Street at 2.20 p.m. The window didn’t break and no one on the bus was injured.

At around midnight on Tuesday, a man who was with two teenage males wearing hooded tops, also threw a brick at a passing Ford Transit van hitting the windscreen. The driver wasn’t injured.

The suspect for the van attack is described as white, around 35 years old, with collar length dark curly hair, broad shoulders and is around 5ft 10in in height. He speaks with an Irish accent and was wearing a dark blue or black bodywarmer over a t-shirt.

Local officers don’t believe the attacks are linked but are seriously concerned about public safety and warn that people are at risk of serious injury.

Police Sergeant David Ferguson said: “This is an extremely dangerous activity, which could result in someone being seriously injured in either a road traffic accident or by shattered glass.

“We are appealing for any information regarding these incidents. If you have any information that can assist our enquiries, please contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.