Driver ordeal as thugs hurl stone at car

TRAGEDY was narrowly avoided when the rear windscreen of a Cumbernauld man’s car was smashed by a stone thrown from a footbridge in Abronhill.

The terrifying ordeal happened in broad daylight, as the 47-year-old man was driving along Spruce Road with his young son and the lad’s friend in the car.

The suspects on the walkway quickly made off from the scene and the man reported the matter to police.

Sergeant Jacquie Stuart, of Cumbernauld Police Office, said: “This was a particularly frightening incident for all involved and those responsible for it may have thought that there was no harm in throwing a few stones and smashing a few windows.

“However, this incident could have resulted in serious injury, not only to the people in the car, but to other car drivers or pedestrians.

“It was only by good luck that no one was injured, however everyone in the car was left shaken by what happened.

“We are following a positive line of inquiry, however we would ask anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to police.”

If you can help the police regarding this incident, which took place at around 4.45pm on September 30, please contact Cumbernauld CID on 01236 503900.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers free and in confidence on 0800 555 111.