Buses in Sheffield diverted after being pelted with eggs

Buses in Sheffield had to be diverted yet again after coming under attack from youths throwing eggs.

Saturday, 7th November 2020, 11:47 am

First South Yorkshire announced yesterday evening, Friday, November 6, that number 76 buses were being diverted following anti-social behaviour on Hemper Lane in Greenhill.

The buses were diverted via Reney Road and Greenhill Parkway in both directions until the end of the evening.

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Buses were diverted after being pelted with eggs on Hemper Lane in Greenhill, Sheffield

A spokesman for the operator confirmed this morning that a normal service had resumed.

He said: The anti-social behaviour was caused by a group of youths throwing eggs at bus windows. This can be dangerous if thrown at the windscreen as it leaves a residue which is difficult to clear and see through, so on the basis of safety services were diverted.

"However, from this morning services have resumed and are running on their normal route.”

In September, bus services in Firth Park were partially suspended after anti-social behaviour led to fears for the safety of staff and passengers.