Warning issued after objects thrown at buses in Newcastle
04 Aug 2016 12:44 PM[View Full Size]
Throwing stones and objects at cars and buses could kill.
That is the warning being issued by police after a number of incidents in Newcastle's west end where youths have thrown things at moving vehicles.
In the last couple of months officers have responded to at least seven reports where groups of children have thrown things at cars and buses in Stanhope Street.
The stones and objects have caused damage to a number of vehicles and could have easily caused a collision on the road.
West Newcastle Inspector Alan Davison said: "Stanhope Street is a very busy area with lots of traffic and pedestrians. What these people who are doing this don't realise is that by throwing stones at cars and buses they could end up causing a crash and that someone could end up killed.
"It may be fun and games to these kids but it's putting lives at risk and anyone found doing this face being arrested and having action taken against them.
"It doesn't matter how old you are, if you are doing this and we catch you then you face getting arrested and getting a criminal record, and that can impact on the rest of your life.
"Just think that by throwing that stone you could potentially be at fault for someone losing their life. Don't do it."
Officers are carrying out patrols in and around Stanhope Street and are looking to identify and take action against anyone found committing offences.
Anyone who can help officers with this is asked to contact the city centre Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.