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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Barrow to Ulverston bus attacked by thugs

A FURIOUS passenger has told how he dived to the floor as a gang of youths hurled missiles and smashed windows on the Barrow to Ulverston bus he was travelling on.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which saw nine people left shaken but uninjured on the Barrow to Ulverston service.

Bus company Stagecoach say they will be scouring the vehicle’s CCTV to see if the culprits were caught on film.

John Pearce, from Dalton, was heading home from the gym when the attack happened at about 10.20pm on Wednesday.

He said passengers were left extremely annoyed by the gang’s actions, which ended up delaying their journey as a replacement service was brought in.

The 30-year-old business development assistant at South Lakeland District Council said: “I was on the bus coming home from the gym when the front of the passenger side door of the bus was hit by an object. I was sitting in the back and when I saw it I dived to the floor as a second object hit the window behind my head.

“The back window had been cracked but the door glass had completely smashed. No-one was hurt but the lad behind me had the impact mark on the glass right where his head was.”

A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: “We can confirm that on Wednesday, September 25 at 10.18pm one of our vehicles suffered damage to glass as a result of missiles thrown at it by a number of youths on Abbey Road.

“None of the passengers on board were injured and our driver contacted the police before arranging for a replacement vehicle to take the passengers on the remainder of their journeys.

“The vehicle is fitted with CCTV and we are co-operating fully with the police in order to assist with their enquiries. Fortunately such incidents are rare, however we are committed to ensuring the safety of all passengers and of our staff and as such take these incidents seriously. We will do all we can to help identify the perpetrators of this incident and to assist the police in any way that we can.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Barrow police station on 101.

Have your say

This should be treated as attempted murder. That'd sort things out a little and put these youths where they belong.

Posted by Martin on 28 September 2013 at 20:47

Well said Ben, do you read the Daily Mail by any chance?

Could not agree more

CAS

Posted by cas on 27 September 2013 at 22:50

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