Published: 18/04/2014 09:27 - Updated: 18/04/2014 09:46

'Scot' Editor in bus attack drama

A BUS with about 20 passengers on board was attacked by yobs in Lhanbryde.

The service bus to Aberdeen had a window shattered as it travelled along St Andrews Road.

A stone is believed to have been thrown from the cemetery area, thundering into a large side window where two women were sitting, about 7.15pm.

The glass shattered but did not implode, leaving no-one injured.

‘Northern Scot’ editor Mike Collins was on the Wednesday night bus, sitting across from the window which was hit.

Mike Collins and other passengers had a lucky escape.
Mike Collins and other passengers had a lucky escape.

He said: “There was a huge thud and the window went into smithereens but did not break. The two women were shocked but quickly moved to other seats.

“The bus driver kept going before stopping at the far end of the village to call for a replacement bus.

“You just wonder at the morons who can do something like this, and it was only by good fortune, and the window not shattering inwards, that no-one was hurt.

“Apparently, it’s not the first time this has happened in Lhanbryde. Someone on the bus said they saw some youngsters in the cemetery before it happened.”

Passengers had to wait 20 minutes for a replacement bus to arrive from Elgin.

Anyone with information on the culprits can contact Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, if wishing to remain anonymous.

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