Barking motorists hit by objects thrown from bridge

Missiles that were thrown from bridges put the lives of drivers at risk at least twice in recent months.

Police are now searching for the culprits who are responsible for dropping items from a footbridge above the A13 motorway in Barking

Cars were damaged during both incidents on October 29 last year and January 27 this year, when objects thrown from the bridge smashed the sun roof of one car, and the windscreen on another vehicle.

Detective Constable Richard Lewsley of Barking and Dagenham CID said: “These mindless acts have the potential to fatally injure a driver or passenger and cause significant inconvenience to the car owner when their vehicle is damaged.”

He urged parents to ensure their children know of the dangers of throwing anything from footways on to cars.

Anyone who can help identify those responsible for these crimes should call DC Richard Lewsley on 0203 276 1049 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.