Passengers were 'shaken' after an object was thrown at a Salisbury bus, sending shattered glass across two of the passengers.

A Salisbury Reds R1 bus had to stop on Thursday (August 26), reporting to the police at about 4.30pm that its window had been smashed.

Wiltshire Police said the window was smashed as the bus was driving up St Michaels Road, but there is no CCTV footage of the suspect.

According to a passenger, glass shattered across two other passengers, who were not injured but were ‘quite shaken’.

Read more: Salisbury Reds bus diverted due to 'thrown object'

The passenger, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the incident was 'completely bizarre' and that 'something needs to be done'.

She said: "I was with my partner and we were just going into town for some food. There were only four passengers on the bus.

"We were sat at the back when we heard a ting, and we looked around and I could see a man brushing glass off himself, and the glass had gone over to the other side and the lady had glass all over her, too."

She added that none of the passengers reported seeing anybody at the side of the road, so she suspects the object may have come from the bushes or nearby flats.

The passengers were evacuated and the company diverted the R1 route for the rest of the day.

Salisbury Reds says this incident is ‘exactly the same as before’, as it is not the first time that one of their buses has been vandalised in Bemerton Heath.

Incidents of vandalism were reported on August 18, and on April 13 and 15, all of which occurred on St Michaels Road.

However, Wiltshire Police has not made an official link between incidents, saying: “We are keeping an open mind about links to previous attacks at this point.”



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