Police step up hunt for stone throwing yobs

Stock picture of a police officer on the beat to go with story about levels of fitness among Lancashire police officers
Stock picture of a police officer on the beat to go with story about levels of fitness among Lancashire police officers

Police have issued an appeal for information following a number of dangerous incidents of youths throwing stones at cars.

The incidents have been happening in recent days on Princess Way, Burnley, particularly on Sunday evening when a number of cars were pelted.

Sgt Michael Burnett said: “When using this stretch of road motorists should also be aware that youths are deliberately walking into the road to slow vehicles down, which are then pelted with eggs and other missiles.

“This behaviour is clearly a very dangerous and foolhardy practice for all involved. It goes beyond way beyond traditional ‘trick or treat’ mischief making and is serious criminal activity, plain and simple.

“Individual incidents included a female motorist who had the windscreen of her vehicle smashed with a chunk of masonry. An ambulance responding to an emergency was attacked with eggs and police officers attending the incident had fireworks thrown at them.”

The youths are believed to be local aged 14 to 18 years. Anyone with information can call 101 and quote log LC-20151101-1683 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your details will not be recorded and you will not be required to attend court.