Brick vandals' bail dates

TWO teenagers and a 22-year-old man from Ipswich are due to answer bail next week in connection with bricks being hurled at cars travelling along the A14.

TWO teenagers and a 22-year-old man from Ipswich are due to answer bail next week in connection with bricks being hurled at cars travelling along the A14.

The trio, a 13-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 22-year-old, all from Ipswich, will report to Ipswich police station on Wednesday.

They were arrested following two incidents within the space of ten minutes at the Whitehouse interchange of the A14, on November 14.

The first of the incidents was reported by a lorry driver and happened at 7.25pm.

A brick was thrown from a bridge over the road and the impact smashed the driver's cab windscreen but he escaped uninjured.

Less than ten minutes later, police were called after another motorist was struck by an object while travelling in the same direction along the A14 at Sproughton. The windscreen was smashed but the driver was also uninjured.

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Police swooped on the three suspects after receiving information.

The incidents on November 14 followed similar brick attacks on November 5.

A white Ford Transit van being driven towards Stowmarket on the A14 in Ipswich near the Landmark building was struck by an object causing a small dent in the nearside door.

A silver Subaru Impreza travelling along the A14 at Sproughton was also struck by an object, causing damage to the bonnet, bumper and vent around 15 minutes later.

In May police swooped on the West Meadows travellers' site in Bury Road on the outskirts of Ipswich following a series of incidents on the A14.

Several arrests were made during the operation, which was targeted those responsible for dropping objects from and over a bridge and firing objects on to the carriageway.

A number of people were cautioned as a result of the arrests.

Have you been a victim of a brick attack while driving? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk