Passengers narrowly escaped injury after a gang of kids as young as eight pelted a 73a double decker bus with stones, smashing an upstairs window and causing £500 of damage. Nobody was hurt in the attack, which happened at 7.15pm as the bus travelled past King George’s Field, in Feenan Highway, Tilbury.
But bosses at bus company Ensign say attacks are becoming more common and they may have to consider withdrawing the service.Yes, of course, because that's much easier than catching and punishing the miscreants.
Paul Dickson, customer service manager, said: “We have CCTV images of a group of around five kids, aged between eight and 11, throwing stones at the bus as it passes the park.“Should be easy to identify them and bring them to justice, then.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “The suspects are described as white, aged between eight and ten, and one of them was riding a blue bike.”And..? Have you trawled the local schools? Sent out patrols? Done anything at all?