Bus CCTV footage to be handed to police in Sheffield

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Police officers are set to examine CCTV footage from buses operating in a Sheffield suburb where yobs hurled bricks, bottles and fireworks on Bonfire Night.

The images are to be handed over to South Yorkshire Police to help officers track down rampaging yobs who attacked cars and buses travelling along Abbeydale Road, Sharrow.

A police car was also attacked during the night of mayhem – with two windows smashed with bottles and bricks.

Those involved in the trouble also set up a barricade across Abbeydale Road to force traffic to slow down to make it easier to target the vehicles with missiles.

A First spokesman said: “On Bonfire night our buses travelling on Abbeydale Road were subjected to some anti-social behaviour.

“We would like to apologise to any customers who were inconvenienced by the actions of a few mindless individuals.

“We are working closely with the local police to tackle such incidents, which are relatively rare in South Yorkshire, and we will be providing CCTV from our buses to police as part of the investigation.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 8.15pm on Tuesday to reports of young people throwing fireworks at vehicles in Sharrow Lane, Sheffield.

“Over the course of the evening, significant police resources were directed to the Abbeydale Road area. Fireworks and other items then appeared to be directed towards police vehicles. Operational policing activity was altered accordingly.

“Nobody was injured. A police vehicle and a resident’s parked car were damaged during the incident.”

n Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 101.