Children spotted throwing stones at motorists on M25

CHILDREN have been spotted throwing stones at motorists from a bridge over the M25.

A woman reported damage to her windscreen around 4.50pm on Friday when something was dropped from the B1335 Stifford Road bridge near junction 30.

On Saturday three children were spotted on the bridge throwing what were believed to be stones onto the carriageway of the M25 at the same location.

A lorry driver later reported a stone hit his cabe windscreen causing minor damage.

Searches were immediately launched following both incidents, using both local officers and the police helicopter, but no one was found.

Officers are now urging parents to ensure it is not their children committing this dangerous act.

Chief Inspector Justin Smith: "This is very serious and it is fortunate that these incidents did not result in any injuries.  These children may think it is just a game but it is so very stupid and dangerous.”

The children were described as two boys and a girl and she was wearing distinctive pink trousers. 

They were thought to be two teenagers and a younger child. 

Chief Inspector Smith added:  "I would ask parents to please talk to your children and make sure it is not them that are responsible, because this is a crime and we will arrest anyone found committing these acts.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Grays police station on 101.

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2:22pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Rob777 says...

Kids will be kids, but its very dangerous & could kill.
Kids will be kids, but its very dangerous & could kill. Rob777

3:57pm Sun 13 Jan 13

QuiteBored says...

Stupid Iditots, does not matter if they are just kids, they must have idiot parents.
Stupid Iditots, does not matter if they are just kids, they must have idiot parents. QuiteBored

5:28pm Sun 13 Jan 13

GentleGiant says...

About time CCTV was put on these bridges
About time CCTV was put on these bridges GentleGiant

5:51pm Sun 13 Jan 13

asbo. just the truth says...

Rob777 wrote:
Kids will be kids, but its very dangerous & could kill.
aw kids will be kids innit.
[quote][p][bold]Rob777[/bold] wrote: Kids will be kids, but its very dangerous & could kill.[/p][/quote]aw kids will be kids innit. asbo. just the truth

9:57pm Sun 13 Jan 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

yeah kidz is kidz...bless em.
yeah kidz is kidz...bless em. DogsMessInLeigh

12:10am Mon 14 Jan 13

EthanEdwards says...

Yeah ain't they sweet...right up till someone gets killed by these idiots.

Then they ain't so sweet and if it was me I'd have them birched or if they kill...hanged.
Yeah ain't they sweet...right up till someone gets killed by these idiots. Then they ain't so sweet and if it was me I'd have them birched or if they kill...hanged. EthanEdwards

6:30am Mon 14 Jan 13

colsmith says...

Grab one of the little s*its and chop it's hands off. If the parents complain, make them disappear. Simple, do it in public and the problem would vanish for ever....What is wrong with that? Could save valuable lives at the expense of a useless idiot.!
Grab one of the little s*its and chop it's hands off. If the parents complain, make them disappear. Simple, do it in public and the problem would vanish for ever....What is wrong with that? Could save valuable lives at the expense of a useless idiot.! colsmith

9:51am Mon 14 Jan 13

I-say-you-say says...

Charge the parents for any damage caused and if anyone (God Forbid) has a serious accident, take the kids to see exactly what they caused and the results - blood, guts, gore and all!

Then see how many more stones they throw!
Charge the parents for any damage caused and if anyone (God Forbid) has a serious accident, take the kids to see exactly what they caused and the results - blood, guts, gore and all! Then see how many more stones they throw! I-say-you-say

11:17am Mon 14 Jan 13

Beth the original one says...

Rob777 wrote:
Kids will be kids, but its very dangerous & could kill.
funny that, i was a kid once but it never once occurred to me to throw stones off a bridge at moving cars, my parents taught me to be responsible for my actions and to behave in a respectful manner to my elders. Funny how that simple little lesson has failed to be passed on nowadays.
[quote][p][bold]Rob777[/bold] wrote: Kids will be kids, but its very dangerous & could kill.[/p][/quote]funny that, i was a kid once but it never once occurred to me to throw stones off a bridge at moving cars, my parents taught me to be responsible for my actions and to behave in a respectful manner to my elders. Funny how that simple little lesson has failed to be passed on nowadays. Beth the original one

11:29am Mon 14 Jan 13

Beth the original one says...

what amazes me is the careless throwaway attitude of some people, with the phrases "kids will be kids" etc

this behaviour should not be accepted
what amazes me is the careless throwaway attitude of some people, with the phrases "kids will be kids" etc this behaviour should not be accepted Beth the original one

7:02pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Trainman says...

It's a tremendous waste of time calling the police out here, as they are VERY Rarely seen unless on a blue light job, then the station empties, as a number of us saw back in December. There was NO mention from the media as to WHY?
It's a tremendous waste of time calling the police out here, as they are VERY Rarely seen unless on a blue light job, then the station empties, as a number of us saw back in December. There was NO mention from the media as to WHY? Trainman

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