A RUGBY youth has been questioned by police in connection with bricks being thrown at moving cars.
Bricks and rocks were thrown at cars from the pedestrian bridge over the A4071 relief road on the evening of Thursday March 2 – a series of incidents described by police as ‘shocking’ and ‘reckless’.
Rugby’s beat officers launched an investigation following the incidents, resulting in the youngster being brought in for questioning.
PC Jarratt from the Rugby Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The investigation is progressing well. We are reviewing a lot of evidence and further lines of enquiry are being followed.
“This was an extremely serious incident and we are doing all that we can to make sure those responsible are held to account.”
When the investigation was launched in March, the commander of Rugby Police said the offenders were ‘facing serious consequences’.
Det Ch Insp James Rankin said: “These were shocking incidents and I need not explain just how much danger this reckless behaviour puts motorists in.
“What we have here is a small group of people who feel it is alright to effectively arm themselves with bricks and stones, and put residents’ lives at risk.
“Elsewhere in the country, motorists and their passengers have been killed in incidents like this, and those responsible have received lengthy prison sentences for manslaughter.”
Residents driving on the relief road were advised to take particular caution when passing under the bridge, particularly in the evenings.
Anyone with any information relating to the incidents is asked to call police on 101 or visit www.warwickshire.police.uk/ro/report, citing incident 301 of March 2. Anyone who sees objects being thrown from bridges is asked to call 999 immediately.
Rugby Police said they would issue further updates as the investigation continues.