Three youths have been arrested after a rock from a Leeds footbridge smashed a car’s windscreen.
Police were called to the walk-way over the A64 York Road at the back of the West Yorkshire Playhouse at about 7.20pm on Sunday.
A driver had called police after the windscreen of his BMW was smashed by a rock thrown from the bridge as he passed under it.
Officers from the City Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) arrested three youths – two aged 13 and one aged 14 – on suspicion of criminal damage.
When they were taken into custody and questioned about the incident, one of the 13-year-olds admitted throwing rocks from the bridge. He received a formal reprimand.
Police had received reports of two similar incidents at the same spot on March 9 and 14.
Sgt Ritchie Towers, of City NPT, said: “This youth was warned in no uncertain terms about how dangerous his actions were and how the potential consequences could have been much worse.
“He was incredibly lucky that no-one was injured.”
The incident comes a matter of months after CCTV was installed on bridges over the M62 following several reports of yobs throwing rocks at cars.
Sgt Towers added: “Throwing objects at passing vehicles is an extremely dangerous thing to do which could ultimately cause someone serious injury or even kill them.
“We treat incidents of this type very seriously and do all we can to identify and catch those responsible, as we have done on this occasion.
“We hope this latest incident will serve as a warning to other youths who think they can get away with doing the same.
“Officers will continue to patrol these areas to deter any further incidents.”