Teens arrested for attacking buses with stones and burning bottles in Henniker Road, Ipswich

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Two teenage boys have been arrested for throwing stones and burning bottles at buses in Henniker Road in Ipswich last night.

Police were first called at 7.40pm after reports of anti-social behaviour in the area and while on the way to deal with it a second call reported stones being thrown at a bus.

It was then discovered that a missile – thought to be a bottle filled with a flammable liquid which had been set alight – had been thrown in front of another bus.

Chris Mole, chairman of Ipswich Buses, said he had been briefed by managing director of the company, Malcolm Robson, that a number eight bus was involved in the incident.

Mr Mole said although neither the driver of the bus or any passengers were injured, that the incident was “very serious.”


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Officers detained two 17-year-olds and they were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

Both are now in custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they are being interviewed by officers.

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It is thought there may have been other anti-social behaviour incidents during the early evening and police are asking anyone who was in the area between 6pm and 9pm last night who may have any information about what happened to call Pc Matt Kidd-Stanton at Suffolk Police on 101.

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