Bricks and stones cause serious damage

THROWING bricks or stones from a bridge over a busy road like the A14 is not just stupid or even reckless . . . it is a serious criminal offence.It is quite astonishing that anyone should still engage in this sort of activity after the dreadful crashes, under no circumstances can they be described as accidents, that have happened in the past.

THROWING bricks or stones from a bridge over a busy road like the A14 is not just stupid or even reckless . . . it is a serious criminal offence.

It is quite astonishing that anyone should still engage in this sort of activity after the dreadful crashes, under no circumstances can they be described as accidents, that have happened in the past.

Drivers and their passengers have been killed after being hit by stones or bricks hurled from overhead bridges and that could easily have been the result of Friday night's moment of madness.

Driving long distances on fast busy roads like the A14 requires a high level of concentration for drivers. There are “normal” hazards all the time and drivers do not need to be subjected to extra risks from idiots who, for some reason, get their kicks by hurling objects at moving vehicles.

Every motorist will be hoping that the police manage to track down the idiots responsible for the brick thrown at the vehicle and that when they do find out who was responsible that they are really punished severely.

The people responsible for this appalling act should be charged with a very serious offence - it could even be seen as attempted murder given the results of such incidents elsewhere in the country.

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The message has to go out that this is not acceptable behaviour and that anyone who puts the lives of motorists and passengers at unnecessary risk will face the full wrath of the law.

IPSWICH Town fans will be hoping that the form they have shown at the end of this season is carried over to the next campaign after their splendid win over high-flying against Derby on Saturday.

The only sour note was the sending off of Alex Bruce and Stephen Bywater and their spat as they left the field together.

While this was undoubtedly unsavoury and did nothing for the reputation of the game as a whole, no one really suffered and the only injury was to the reputation of the players involved.

Police investigating the incident seems a serious over-reaction. Our over-stretched police have better things to do with their time than investigate an incident witnessed by 24,500 people where no one was hurt and everyone seemed to have made up by the end of the match.

The football authorities have more than enough power to deal with the incident and leave the police to deal with real crime.

ALEXANDER Cooper is a real miracle for his family who have waited for years and suffered the misery of two miscarriages and the loss of his brother James who died the day after he was born at just 25 weeks.

Alexander's mum Sandra and the rest of his family know have a wonderful healthy boy to bring up and hopefully follow on the family's strong sporting traditions in the Ipswich area.

His grandparents are well known in the Suffolk sporting scene, and are already looking forward to the day when they can take him to see Ipswich Town play at Portman Road.

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