Youths threw brick at a moving car with five-month-old baby inside

A woman and her five-month-old baby have escaped with their lives after youths threw a brick onto her car from a bridge.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 4:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 4:29 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses or any information

At around 9.15pm, on Saturday, April 20, officers were called to St Helens Linkway near B&Q to reports that a group of youths on a bridge had thrown a brick at a car passing below, causing damage to the windscreen.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 30’s and her five-month-old baby were uninjured but were left shaken by the incident.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate those responsible and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “It is extremely lucky that the victim and her child were not injured in what could’ve been an incredibly serious incident and I would ask those involved to think of the recklessness of their actions.

“You may have been passing along the same road yourself and have dashcam footage, or may remember seeing a group of youths in the area and I would ask anyone with information to please get in touch.”

You can contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100191739 or @CrimestoppersUK with information.