Bus vandalised in Newton Stewart

Police in Newton Stewart want to trace a group of youths, male and female, about 14/15 years of age who were seen in Dashwood Square in the town at around 2220 hours on Monday, November 16.

Around that time a Stagecoach service bus which was sitting at the bus stance in Dashwood Square came under fire from stones and as a result a window on the door of the bus was smashed. No-one was injured in the incident. The cost to repair the door is estimated to be around £300/£400.

Constable Rachael Jackson at Newton Stewart said: “This attack could quite easily have caused an injury and was quite reckless. We want to speak to a group of young people, male and female, 14/15 years of age who were seen at the bandstand. It is a male from this group who was seen to throw a stone and smash the window. The group consisted of three males and six females, and anyone who can help in this enquiry is asked to call us on 101.”