Stone-throwing yobs have struck again on Preston’s buses.
Louts targeted the number 14 Preston Bus service as it made its last run of the night, hurling a stone and smashing a window as the single decker travelled down Holme Slack Lane, in Holme Slack.
No-one was believed to have been injured but the attack caused several hundred pounds of damage to the vehicle.
It is the latest in a line of frustrating vandalism incidents for the city’s bus companies.
The Evening Post reported earlier this month how undercover police officers were riding on services around Ribbleton Avenue in a bid to catch yobs attacking buses with golf balls.
John Asquith, operations manager at Preston Bus, said he hoped the latest incident, which happened about 7.45pm on Tuesday, in Holme Slack was an “isolated” one. He said: “We have not had any (problems) in this area for quite a while.
“It’s down-heartening when these things happen.
“It was our last journey of the night.
“There is a safety aspect and it causes concern for the driver, but as well as that, it is a lot of inconvenience the following morning.
“We had to arrange for a glass fitter to come over to refit the broken window.
“That doesn’t dry in 12 hours so it can affect the fleet availability for people going to work or school the next morning.”
Mr Asquith added the number of incidents in the Ribbleton and Moor Nook areas seemed to have reduced since undercover officers upped their patrols in the last few weeks.
He thanked members of the public for coming forward with information.
A Lancashire police spokesman confirmed they were investigating the latest attack.
Anyone with information should call the force on 101.