Thugs hit bus passenger with brick

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A TERRIFIED man was rushed to hospital with a head injury after being hit by a brick hurled at a bus.

The X3A service was travelling from Moodiesburn to Glasgow when the frightening ordeal unfolded.

The rock shattered the glass and struck a 24-year-old man on the head.

He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he received stitches to the gaping wound.

The bus had just driven along the A80 Cumbernauld Road, near to Chryston, when the attack took place on Wednesday, November 9, at around 9.50pm.

Sergeant Jacquie Stuart, from Cumbernauld Police Office, said: “This was a serious incident which caused injury to an innocent passenger on board the bus.

“A number of other passengers were also left shocked and stunned by what had happened and it was only through sheer luck that no one was seriously injured or killed.“

Sergeant Stuart added: “More and more we are coming across these types of incidents and it would appear that the youths involved are either not thinking about the serious consequences of stone throwing or do not care about the safety and wellbeing of other people.

“We would urge the public to speak up and to contact the police if they have any information on those involved.”

A spokesperson for First Glasgow said: “This was a despicable act of vandalism where youths were observed throwing stones at the bus, which resulted in a window being broken.

“One passenger was slightly injured. We take incidents like this very seriously and we would urge anyone to pass any information they have about the vandals to the local police.”

Anyone with information about the stone-throwing incident is asked to contact Cumbernauld CID on 01236 503900 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.