Warning after stones thrown at cars

31 Oct 2016 12:37 PM

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Police in Winlaton are warning children about the dangers of throwing stones at cars.

Around 8pm on Thursday, October 27, a group of youths on Shibdon Bank threw stones at two cars driving along the road.

The rocks caused damage to the cars' windscreens and bodywork, however they could have easily caused the cars to crash.

Both drivers were uninjured by what happened and managed to pull their vehicles over safely.

The offenders then ran off from the area.

Neighbourhood Inspector Cheryl Warcup said: "This behaviour is extremely mindless and dangerous. They could have potentially caused a collision to happen and people could have been seriously injured.

"If you are caught doing this then you face being arrested and action being taken against you. Officers in the area are making enquiries to try and find who is responsible for these incident and if anyone has any information I'd ask them to contact us."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1071 27/10/16


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