Rock thrown at car in Blyth

19 Aug 2016 12:38 PM

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Officers are stepping up patrols in the Spine Road area after a windscreen was shattered when a rock was thrown at a car.

It happened between 6.55pm and 7.05pm on Tuesday, August 16, on the Spine Road in Bebside near to the roundabout next to Asda in Blyth in Northumberland after a Volkswagen Passat car was damaged.

It is believed the offenders were on the railway bridge above the Spine Road and ran off.

Police are also advising drivers in the area to be on their guard.

Acting Inspector Lee Kennedy said: "This was a mindless act of vandalism and could easily have caused serious injury to the driver and other vehicles putting lives at risk.  It was fortunate that it only resulted in damage to the windscreen.

"We are carrying out extra patrol in this area anyone found to be responsible will be arrested.  We want to make it clear that these types of incidents are extremely dangerous and those responsible must face the consequences."

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1019 of 16/08/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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