Stones thrown in school bus at­tack

South Wales Evening Post - - NEWS - ■ If any­one wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or has CCTV or dash­cam footage of what hap­pened, they are asked to con­tact 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 1800425550.

A SCHOOL bus was at­tacked by a group of peo­ple throw­ing stones on Thurs­day night.

The group threw ob­jects at the win­dows of the coach, smash­ing two of them. Thank­fully, no chil­dren were on board at the time on the in­ci­dent.

The school bus was near the Gower Col­lege Broad­way Hair­dress­ing and Beauty Cen­tre when a group be­gan the att­tack.

Katie Grif­fiths, di­rec­tor of Swansea Bus and Coach, said: “No chil­dren were in­jured. If any had been on the bus at the time there could have been se­ri­ous in­juries.

“The amount of glass that shat­tered in­side the coach could have re­ally hurt the chil­dren.

“On av­er­age the coach takes about 70 chil­dren.

“The boys have been clean­ing the mess, and saved the stones that were thrown for the po­lice.

“The driver was very shook up. He thought a bul­let had gone through the win­dow, that’s what it sounded like. “The bus was out­side the hair­dressers on Cock­ett Road at about quar­ter to four, or ten past four when it hap­pened.” She added: “It’s scary think­ing about what could have hap­pened. “I’m sure that South Wales Po­lice will do their job and catch who­ever did this.” A spokes­woman for South Wales Po­lice said: “South Wales Po­lice re­ceived a re­port of ob­jects hav­ing been thrown by a group of peo­ple at a bus in Broad­way, Swansea, at about 4pm on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8. As a re­sult, one of the win­dows was shat­tered.”

The coach win­dows smashed by a group throw­ing stones.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.