Police seek school bus-attack suspect

HARROGATE police are asking for witnesses to help identify a man who attacked a school bus, throwing a rock through a window and injuring one of the children on board.

Pupils from St Aidan’s and St John Fisher schools were travelling from the Wetherby area to school when the bus became stuck in slow-moving traffice on Hookstone Drive and the suspect approached the bus.

After shouting insults at the children on board and spitting on the window, the man threw the rock, shattering the bus’s rear window and showering the children with broken glass, causing a 13-year-old boy to suffer slight injuries to his hand. A few days later, the man approached the bus again in the same location and was again abusive to the children on board.

Police are appealing for help finding the man, who is described as aged between 16 and 20, of average height and with short dark hair.

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Tom Jackson, quoting reference 12110205022. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.