Buses to estate halted after attacks

A SUFFOLK housing estate became a no-go area for the town's buses after a driver was attacked while his vehicle was moving.And young vandals also attacked the flagship of Ipswich Buses' fleet – its new gold double-decker.

By Georgina James

A SUFFOLK housing estate became a no-go area for the town's buses after a driver was attacked while his vehicle was moving.

And young vandals also attacked the flagship of Ipswich Buses' fleet – its new gold

double-decker.

Bus services were withdrawn from Dickens Road, near London Road, Ipswich, after the attacks last night.

A driver is today recovering at home after being sprayed in the face as his vehicle was going through the area.

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It isn't the first time that area of Ipswich has suffered from problems.

"We've been having problems in that area for some time," said Ipswich Buses' managing

director Malcolm Robson.

"We've tried to keep a lid on it and prevent things from getting out of hand – but last night's incident was very serious and we had no alternative but to withdraw services immediately."

Services were suspended at 9.15pm. The driver was today off work.

"He is having to see a doctor to find out whether his eyes are damaged," said Mr Robson.

"We don't know exactly what was sprayed at him, we think it may have been synthetic snow."

Police were called and one youth was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

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