Police appeal after bus window damaged and passenger injured in Hastings Brighton News

A WITNESS call was made after a stone was thrown through the window of a bus – injuring a passenger on board.

The bus was going down Queens Road in Hastings at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday August 18 when one of the windows was struck by an unknown object.

Police said the glass shattered, leaving a small hole at the bottom of the window.

“A passenger suffered a cut as a result of the incident,” a spokeswoman said.

Police are now calling for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to go online or call 101 quoting serial number 1299 dated 08/18.

The incident was one of at least two in Sussex that week.

Jackson Bradford was driving home to the Holmbush Mall in Shoreham at 8:15 p.m. on Monday, August 16, when a stone was thrown through a window near his seat.

The 17-year-old, who lives in Upper Beeding, near Horsham, said he was sitting in the back seat of the bus when the window “shattered all over the place” and he remained “sitting in the glass” .

Jackson Bradford was on his way home to Shoreham on August 16 when a stone was thrown through the window

The large rock landed in the driveway as the bus drove past Southlands Hospital in Shoreham and “narrowly missed” passengers.

Jackson told The Argus, “It was a tight dud. The boulder went right past me – it was crazy.

“I don’t know if he was traveling fast enough, but he could easily have caused damage or at least a nasty gash.

“I managed to get away with just a small cut on my finger – it was more of a shock. Fortunately, the bus was not very busy.

Photos taken by Jackson showed the extent of damage from the impact of the rock which left a large hole in the window.

Brighton and Hove Buses, who operated the service, said the driver stopped the bus “immediately” to check all passengers were safe.

“Our rapid response team which arrived at the scene immediately,” said a spokesperson.

“The passengers were transferred to another bus to continue their journey.”

Sussex Police said they were aware of the incident.

“Damage was caused to the vehicle’s windshield as it passed through Southlands Hospital in Hammy Lane,” a police spokesperson said.

“A passenger reportedly suffered a minor cut.

“Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are urged to report online or call 101 using serial number 1387 as of 08/16.”

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