Object thrown from Plymouth footbridge hits elderly woman's car

Object thrown from Plymouth footbridge hits elderly woman's car

Object thrown from Plymouth footbridge hits elderly woman's car

First published in News

Police have condemned the actions of two men who threw a heavy object from a Plymouth footbridge into oncoming traffic, hitting a car driven by an elderly woman.

The object hit her car, leaving the woman "extremely shaken but fortunately uninjured".

The incident took place between 2.45pm and 3pm on Saturday, December 28 at Manadon.

The 75-year-old local woman was driving her blue Nissan car up Manadon Hill from Manadon roundabout.

As she approached a green metal-railed footbridge connecting The Lawns and Great Berry Road, a heavy object struck the roof of the car.

The roof of the vehicle was damaged and the aerial torn off.

Two young men were seen walking hurriedly away along the footpath leading to the woods near to Widey Court Primary School.

Urging witnesses to come forward, DC Jason Bryant commented: “This was an extremely dangerous and reckless act which could have placed drivers at risk of serious harm.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111, quoting reference EL/13/5502.

Release date: 30/12/2013 11:46

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