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Pictures of boys wanted for stones thrown at buses and taxis

Posted on - 1st August, 2017 - 8:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Ribbleton

Police want to trace two boys in connection with stones being thrown at cars in the Ribbleton area.

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Update from Preston Police: “Following our CCTV appeal to trace two boys who we wanted to speak to after stones were thrown at moving vehicles in Preston, we have been given two names for further investigation.

“We have had a fantastic response to our appeal and would like to thank everyone who assisted.”

During the last six months cars, buses and taxis have been damaged by stones a they go down Watling Street Road and Gamull Lane.

Preston Police have released the CCTV pictures as they broaden their search to trace the boys in question.

PC Geldard said they had already spoken to four youths in relation to the incident.

A spokesman for police said: “These are serious incidents which have caused damage to vehicles that appear to have been deliberately targeted as they travelled through the area.

“They could have caused a great deal of harm and thankfully no one has been injured as a result of these stones being thrown. We have carried out extensive enquiries in an attempt to identify the youths pictured to no avail which is why we have now decided to release these images to the public and appeal for their help.

“We are keen to speak to these boys in connection with these incidents and if anyone recognises them or has any information that could help us then please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 01772 209516. Alternatively they can call 101 quoting LC-20170701-1298.

Note: This post originally featured two pictures. These have been removed due to the police investigation.

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