Police search for bridge yob

POLICE have today condemned the actions of a “foolish” yob who threw an object from an A12 bridge and cracked the windscreen of a passing car.A female motorist was driving along the London-bound carriageway of the road at 4.

POLICE have today condemned the actions of a “foolish” yob who threw an object from an A12 bridge and cracked the windscreen of a passing car.

A female motorist was driving along the London-bound carriageway of the road at 4.30pm on Monday when something was thrown from a bridge near Copdock.

The impact cracked the windscreen of the silver Peugeot 206 but was not reported to police until the woman arrived at her home in London five hours later.

The woman was unable to see who threw the object and her car is not thought to have suffered severe damage but police today warned of the potential dangers of such incidents.

Acting Inspector Steve Knight of Suffolk's roads policing unit, said: “It is incredibly irresponsible and extremely dangerous to throw things off a bridge, or to throw any object at a moving vehicle.

“Police would prosecute any offenders caught committing such a foolish offence.

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“The object could hit a vehicle travelling at a high speed and could cause serious if not fatal injuries.”

Acting Inspector Knight said the incident may have been done as part of a game but said that people should play safe and keep safe.

He said items dropped on the road could cause people to swerve leading to an accident.

The object could also shock the driver or hit the driver with dire consequences.

Because the incident was not reported to police until later they could not conduct a search of the area and are now appealing to anyone who may have seen the culprit to contact them.

Anyone with information should call Pc Gary Austin at Capel St Mary police Station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Weblink: www.suffolk.police.uk

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