UPDATE: Stone-throwing thugs damage buses along two routes in Sheffield

Buses have been damaged in Sheffield tonight
Buses have been damaged in Sheffield tonight
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A gang of thugs have damaged two buses prompting diversions in Sheffield tonight.

First South Yorkshire said two of their vehicles had been targeted by stone-throwing youths along Hucklow Road in Firth Park.

Bus bosses said the 1A service has been diverted away from Hucklow Road and will travel down Firth Park Road instead.

The bus company also revealed the 3/3A service has also been re-routed for the same reason. Buses will not travel down Barnsley Road and will instead go along Stubbing Lane.

Sharron Foster who was on one of the buses said: " I was on the 1A at around 3.30pm when an object hit the bus on Hucklow Road. It frightened a few older ladies, bless them. What enjoyment they get out of this I'll never understand."

Helen Thompson on Facebook said: "I was there walking up the road while they did it - hit five buses and broke one. Two young lads aged around 12 and they didn’t care."

South Yorkshire Police has been alerted to both incidents and the diversions are in place until further notice.

A First South Yorkshire spokesman said: "Two First South Yorkshire vehicles were targeted by youths throwing stones in Hucklow Road this afternoon. No-one was injured in the incidents, which resulted in minor damage to the vehicles.

“We contacted police immediately and temporarily diverted services away from the area as a precaution.

“The safety of our customers and staff is paramount and we condemn any vandalism or behaviour which puts that safety at risk.

“We urge anyone with information regarding these incidents to contact the police.”

Any information about these incidents which occurred around 4.30pm today, contact police on 101.