Yobs’ ‘ma­li­cious’ act could have killed

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A WO­MAN had a lucky es­cape af­ter yobs threw a large stone at her car from a bridge.

The in­ci­dent, which hap­pened on the A2070 at Park Farm, has been con­demned by po­lice who say some­one could have been killed.

The 27-year-old wo­man, from Es­sex, was driv­ing a black Kia Sorento un­der the bridge at the Park Farm round­about last Satur­day at 12.30pm when a large stone hit and cracked her wind­screen, caus­ing dam­age amount­ing to £50.

Ch Insp John Frayne said: “This could have quite eas­ily smashed the wind­screen and struck the driver, with dis­as­trous con­se­quences.

“There have been in­ci­dents of this kind in Ash­ford be­fore and I can­not em­pha­sise strongly enough that on this oc­ca­sion the driver was lucky.

“Throw­ing any­thing at a mov­ing ve­hi­cle is ir­re­spon­si­ble and ma­li­cious but to throw some­thing large from a bridge at a mov­ing ve­hi­cle could kill some­one.”

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to con­tact them on 01622 690690 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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