Bus window 'smashed with sledgehammer' on major Sheffield Road

A bus has had its window smashed with a sledgehammer on a major Sheffield road.

Friday, 19th July 2019, 5:08 pm
Updated Friday, 19th July 2019, 11:13 pm

The incident happened shortly after 3pm on London Road near Sheffield city centre.

A car is reported to have pulled in front of the bus before its occupants got out and attacked its front window with a sledgehammer.

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A bus has been attacked with a hammer on London Road.

They then broke into the bus, stole its fire extinguisher and continued to attack the window with it.

A video shared with us by Sheffield Online shows the car driving away as one of its occupants attacks its side windows with the hammer.

The vehicle used is believed to be a black people carrier, possibly a Chrysler.

Earlier, a man was reported to have crashed his car into several other vehicles on Abbeydale Road before getting out and brandishing a hammer.

Other reports say a car has been seen driving ‘erratically’ on nearby Boston Street, including travelling on the wring side of the road.

And earlier this afternoon, a bus was attacked on Attercliffe Road in Attercliffe.

In a statement about the Attercliffe incident, South Yorkshire Police said: “Shortly after 1pm this afternoon (19 July), officers were called to Attercliffe Road following reports that a man had caused criminal damage to a bus.

“Nobody was injured during the incident and enquiries are now ongoing to identify and trace the man involved.”

It is understood that police are treating the incidents as linked.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said the force’s tasking team were currently looking for the vehicle and its occupants as a matter of urgency.