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Bus windscreen shattered after traffic cone hurled by teens

A driver escaped injury after the cone was thrown from a multi-storey car park in Dundee.

Wellgate: The teens were seen throwing the cone from the car park.
Wellgate: The teens were seen throwing the cone from the car park. Google 2017

A bus driver "miraculously" escaped injury when his windscreen was shattered by a traffic cone thrown from the upper levels of a multi-storey car park.

Police are hunting two teenagers who were seen throwing the cone from the Wellgate car park in Meadowside, Dundee, at 1.35pm on Tuesday.

The object struck a number 29 Xplore Dundee bus travelling up the road, shattering the windscreen and showering the driver with glass.

Officers said "miraculously" no-one was injured but added someone could have been killed.

A police spokesman said: "We cannot overstate how dangerous this reckless behaviour was.

"The cone has travelled a long distance from a great height, and if it had struck a person, they would have been very seriously injured or potentially killed."

'The cone has travelled a long distance from a great height, and if it had struck a person, they would have been very seriously injured or potentially killed.'
Police Scotland

The cone was thrown from one of the upper levels of the car park, which has seven floors and is the equivalent of around four-storeys tall.

Witnesses have told police they saw two male youths throwing the cone before running off.

Officers want to trace two white teenagers in their mid-teens who were both wearing dark clothing and either wearing beanie-style hats or had their hoods pulled up and tied tight.

Police are checking CCTV and are making enquiries with local schools.

They would also like to hear from anyone who saw two youths running in the Wellgate/Meadowside/Victoria Road area around the time of the incident which happened near the junction with Bell Street.

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