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Dundee police hunt teenagers behind gritter attack

A gritter driver had a lucky escape after the window of his truck was smashed. Picture: Neil Hanna

A gritter driver had a lucky escape after the window of his truck was smashed. Picture: Neil Hanna

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

TAYSIDE Police are hunting two teenage boys who injured the driver of a gritting lorry in Dundee after smashing the window of his cab.

A force spokesman said that 38 year-old driver had a “lucky escape” in the attack on Wednesday night.

He said: “The 38 year-old man driving a gritting lorry in Dundee last night had a lucky escape after two youths smashed his cab window. The man was gritting in Lochee Road adjacent to Dudhope Park at about 7.30pm when two youths standing on the footpath within the park that overlooks the road threw something at his cab.

“The cab window shattered causing glass to fall inwards and the man sustained a cut to his cheek as a result.”

The two youths being sought are described as both being around 14 years old. One was wearing a white jacket. They both ran off after the incident,.

The spokesman said: “Anyone who witnessed the incident take place, or anyone who can identify the two responsible, should get in touch with Tayside Police.”

 

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