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Appeal after bus window shattered by teenagers

Dated: 29 Aug 2017 11:00 AM

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 are appealing for information after  teenagers shattered a bus window in Gateshead.

At around 2.40pm on Wednesday, August 18, police have received reports that a group of teenagers had thrown a brick at a passing bus.

This took place on Easedale Gardens near to Ravensworth Golf Club.

The brick caused the window of the bus to shatter, covering a seven-year-old girl  who was travelling on the vehicle in glass.

She was left with minor head injuries and taken to hospital as a precaution.

Enquiries have been ongoing over the past week to identify those involved and now police are appealing for help from the public.

They want to speak to anyone who may have seen the group of teenagers in the area of the golf club on Wednesday afternoon. 

The teenagers are believed to be aged between 13 and 15 and they were all wearing sports gear.

Investigating officer, PC Craig Brown said: "This was a really dangerous stunt and in many ways we are lucky that just one person received minor injuries.

"On another day these teenagers could have caused a collision and we could have been talking about a far more serious incident with far more serious injuries.

"We are continuing to carry out enquiries into this incident and need the public's help to identify these teenagers so we can speak to them about their actions.

"I would also ask parents to speak to their children and warn them of the dangers of this type of behaviour and the impact it can have on other members of the public."

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened, or anyone who may know the children responsible.

If you can help then call 101 quoting log 619 16/08/17, email the OIC on 8272@northumbria.pnn.police.uk or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111