Dundee child hit by stone while on bus

A FOUR year old girl was taken to hospital, suffering from minor injuries, after being struck by a stone thrown through an open bus window.

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The Tayside Division of Police Scotland has launched an investigation into the “potentially serious” incident in which the young girl was injured on Tuesday night as she was travelling on a bus on Berwick Drive, Dundee.

She was struck shortly before 8pm as the bus was being driven along Berwick Drive, close to its junction at the Laurels.

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A force spokesman “Around 7.55pm, two boys were seen to throw stones at the bus. The boys are described as being 12 to 13 years old, both wearing wearing green-coloured hooded tops and light-coloured tracksuit bottoms.

“The girl suffered a minor injury and was understandably distressed by the incident. She attended as a precaution at Ninewells Hospital where she required no further treatment.”

He added: “The implications of throwing any type of missile at a moving vehicle are very serious indeed, not least when it is public transport carrying passengers. Those who get involved in this reckless behaviour may view it as a bit of harmless fun, but they should consider the potential consequences of their actions. Their actions threaten lives.

“Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101, or any police officer. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”