Anger as yobs throw bricks through bus windows in Doncaster

Mindless yobs throwing bricks through bus windows in the Doncaster area are risking the lives of passengers.

Friday, 24th December 2021, 11:35 am
Bus services were cancelled after yobs threw a brick through a bus window.

First bus routes have been cancelled to Stainforth at least four times in a week after bricks were thrown at buses.

Attacks have been reported on Broadway Dunscroft, outside the Oval just before the bridge to Stainforth from Dunscroft and outside St Mary's Church on field Road Stainforth.A driver posted a video of a window smashed on October 14 on social media.

He said: "Ask your kids who think it’s funny to throw things at the windscreen, with waiting to transfer my passengers, a replacement bus for myself and phoning the incident through to the insurance company, this has taken me off the road for two hours.

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"It’s not even worth thinking about what would’ve happened if the windscreen had gone through.”

A spokesperson for First Doncaster said;” We have experienced several incidents over the last couple of months that have incurred broken windows with youths throwing stones and bricks at vehicles. We are concerned that at some point one of our drivers or a passenger may be seriously injured through this mindless criminal activity, it also inevitably affects service as a bus needs to be taken out of operation to be repaired which causes inconvenience to people who want to use services in the affected areas.

“We are working closely with the Police to try and identify and apprehend the people involved, whilst we do that, safety and the wellbeing of our staff and the travelling public is our overriding concern when incidents occur.”