Child injured after youths throw rock at car in town

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A CHILD was injured after youths threw a rock at a car whilst driving down a Gainsborough road.

Police were called at 7.05pm on Saturday 23rd July after they received reports that a rock had been thrown at a grey Vauxhall Safira as it was driving down Lea Road at the junction to Summergangs Lane towards the town centre.

The object smashed the rear nearside window, causing the child inside to receive a scratch to the face.

The incident occurred just two weeks a youth dropped a manhole cover on a lorry driver either at the railway bridge on the A631 Thorndike Way, or the Middlefield Lane bridge.

Lincolnshire Police spokesman James Newall said that investigations were ongoing and that the incident could have been much more serious.

“The child suffered minor injuries but it could have been a lot worse if the window had broken completely,” he said.

He continued: “If the rock had hit the windscreen, it could have resulted in a road traffic collision with another vehicle, with a risk of serious injury.”

“There is also no suggestion that this incident is linked to that of the manhole cover being dropped several weeks ago, but we would ask residents to remain vigilant.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300, quoting incident 398 of 23rd July. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.