Bus driver in missile terror as "scumbag" yobs throw rocks at vehicle

Bus driver in missile terror as "scumbag" yobs throw rocks at vehicle

By Michael Upton | 25/03/2021

Bus driver in missile terror as 'scumbag' yobs throw rocks at vehicle

A BUS driver has condemned the “scumbags” who hurled a rock through the window of her vehicle.

Quaina Sheen was driving through Conisbrough when yobs threw several large lumps of stone at her X78 bus, with one hitting her arm and leaving her bruised.



Quaina, who posted a picture of the four-inch-long rock on social media, said it had clearly been intended to hurt her, adding: “I really don’t understand why youths feel the need to target buses and what thrill they get out of it.

“It would be those same scumbags that kick off that their bus hasn’t turned up or is late.”

The attack, which happened last Tuesday, came less than a week after Stagecoach temporarily suspended its night services to Swinton after reports of youths throwing missiles at vehicles.

Police confirmed they were investigating the attack, which happened on Old Road in Conisbrough at 7.35pm last Tuesday.

Martin Coney, staff manager at First Doncaster, said: “Last Tuesday evening, we experienced a further incident of anti-social behaviour in the Conisbrough area, with objects being thrown at bus windows.

“Our driver sustained a minor injury due to one of the objects hitting their arm, as the cab window was open.

“No injuries were sustained to any of our travelling passengers.

“We are working with the police to try and identify the people involved and it is concerning to see further incidents of this nature continuing to take place. “Safety of our drivers and customers is at the forefront of everything we do and I can assure everyone that we will be doing all we can to try and apprehend the people taking part in this criminal activity and keep our buses safe to travel on.”  

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident number 832 of March 16.

Police said they had worked with bus companies in response to criminal damage to vehicles on routes in Swinton.

Officers from the Rotherham North neighbourhood team patrolled in uniform and plain clothes in the affected areas.

PCSO Neil Entwistle said: “We engaged with a number of youths around Swinton precinct and further action with these youths is now taking place.

“This type of behaviour is not acceptable and these areas will be closely monitored throughout the upcoming year.”

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