14/01/2016 Middlesbrough

Police Repeat Warning after More Reports of Youths Throwing Objects at Vehicles

Police are repeating their warning that someone could be killed following further reports of youths throwing objects at vehicles in Grangetown.

Several reports were made of objects such as bricks and stones being thrown at vehicles on Church Lane near the Trunk Road flyover in Grangetown between 5.45pm and 6.20pm yesterday, Wednesday 13th January.

It is believed that a group of five youths are responsible for these incidents, and as a result an orange Ford Focus ST was left with a damaged roof and a silver BMW Sport Coupe was left with a smashed passenger window. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Sergeant Steve Pattison from the Incident and Crime Management Team said: “We repeat these warnings over and over again and a minority still refuse to listen. How far does this need to go before they stop? People need to take responsibility for their actions before someone is seriously injured or even killed. It’s important that parents know where their children are and what they are up to.

“Lives are being put at risk and it is not acceptable and won’t be tolerated. Anyone caught carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.”

Anyone who has witnessed the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.