Boy arrested over flour and water attack on buses and driver in Sheffield

A boy is in police custody this afternoon after being arrested over a flour and water attack on three buses and a driver in Sheffield.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st March 2019, 12:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 5:32 pm

He was arrested after police officers were alerted to an incident at the bus terminus on Raeburn Road, Herdings, at 5.20am.

Three buses and a driver had flour and water thrown at them.

Police officers and firefighters were called to the bus terminus as a precaution and the area was cordoned off.

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They are now all back on the road and services are operating as normal.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Just after 5.20am this morning, it was reported that three buses and a bus driver in the Raeburn Road area of Sheffield had a substance thrown at them.“No one was injured during the incident and the substance is not believed to be harmful and is believed to be flour and water.“A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the incident on suspicion of common assault.”

Andy Simpson, Operations Director at First South Yorkshire, said: "The safety of our drivers and customers is our absolute priority and we therefore decided to remove services in the Herdings area of Sheffield following acts of vandalism involving our vehicles.

“Act of vandalism are hugely irresponsible and very dangerous, not only to those taking part but also for our driver, customers and other road users.

“We are now working with the police to help with their enquiries, but we can confirm that bus services have returned to normal.

“We would like to thank members of the local community who were very supportive and understanding of the need to temporarily suspend our services in that area.”