Bricks thrown at buses

PASSENGERS avoided serious injury after bricks were thrown through the windows of two buses as they travelled through Bolton and Bury.


The two buses, both run by First Bus, were targeted by yobs in separate incidents within the space of two hours on Friday.


The number eight, travelling between Manchester and Bolton, was attacked first, at around 7pm, in Bolton Road, Kearsley.


A passenger on the bus, which had 10 passengers on board, said a brick bounced off a window close to where two pensioners were sitting, and caused the glass to shatter.


At around 8.40pm, several bricks were thrown through the windows of the number 98 bus, heading from Bury to Manchester, as it travelled near Whitehead Park in Ainsworth Road.


A number of large bricks were hurled at the bus, smashing several windows and narrowly missed striking some of the seven passengers.


A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said both incidents were being investigated and inquiries were ongoing. There were no reports of injuries to any of the passengers.

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5:22pm Sun 24 Feb 13

xxenigmaxx says...

remind me again that we're not living in a war zone
remind me again that we're not living in a war zone xxenigmaxx
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7:02pm Sun 24 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

Sad b@sturds.
Sad b@sturds. boltonnut
  • Score: 1

7:08pm Sun 24 Feb 13

BWFC71 says...

I would have thrown the bricks back and dont give two hoots if I had hit them - if anything i would have followed them back home and smashed every single window of their houses to see if they like it!!!

Pathetic of these individuals/grousp to target buses!!!
I would have thrown the bricks back and dont give two hoots if I had hit them - if anything i would have followed them back home and smashed every single window of their houses to see if they like it!!! Pathetic of these individuals/grousp to target buses!!! BWFC71
  • Score: 3

8:05pm Sun 24 Feb 13

boydell says...

Bring back the stocks I say, but instead of pelting them with rotten fruit give them a taste of their own medicine and pelt them with bricks.
In the long run if these animals are ever caught and charged they will get off because the excuse will be that they come from broken homes and we all should feel sorry for them....poor souls...my backside!!
Bring back the stocks I say, but instead of pelting them with rotten fruit give them a taste of their own medicine and pelt them with bricks. In the long run if these animals are ever caught and charged they will get off because the excuse will be that they come from broken homes and we all should feel sorry for them....poor souls...my backside!! boydell
  • Score: 5

8:32pm Sun 24 Feb 13

swager123 says...

sh*thouses the lot of um !!!!
sh*thouses the lot of um !!!! swager123
  • Score: 3

8:44pm Sun 24 Feb 13

mr.mark.c says...

There has been a problem for a while at the bottom of pilkington rd
Scrotes sat on the wall drinking and giving folks grief.
There has been a problem for a while at the bottom of pilkington rd Scrotes sat on the wall drinking and giving folks grief. mr.mark.c
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