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Police hunt for vandals who threw brick at moving bus






A group of people were seen to fire the brick at the number eight bus at about 6pm on November 17.
Following a request for information from Thames Valley Police, NewburyToday originally reported that the bus was vandalised while travelling through Pigeons Farm estate, Greenham.
However, Newbury and District Limited bus company has confirmed that the vehicle was actually travelling through Courtlands Road in the Nightingales, Greenham, when the incident occurred.
The bus remained out of service for four days while the firm waited for a new window to be delivered.
“It’s sickening and mindless,” manager of Newbury and District Limited, David Wilder said.
“If it had happened to catch the driver or one of the passengers it could have been disastrous.
“It’s one of these unfortunate things that happens every so often, but thankfully no-one was hurt because our customers are our main priority.”
Meanwhile chairman of Greenham Parish Council, Tony Forward added: “Some people depend on buses as it is their only means of transport. It is very hard to get funding to provide this life line service. To then find that mindless vandals, even though they are luckily in the minority, have absolutely no regard or thought for others such as the driver’s job and safety and passenger’s dependence on the service is a sad indictment of our society today.
“How sick they must be to do harm to their fellow man in this way.
“We need to wake up as a society and bring to task the perpetrators of such acts - someone knows who they are so speak up now to make our place a better one.”
Spokesman for Thames Valley Police, Craig Evry said police are investigating the incident.
“A group of people were seen to fire an unknown missile from a catapult at a bus window, causing it to smash,” he added.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.



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