Police issue fresh warning to stone throwing perpetrators following latest taxi vehicle attack 


Blackburn Police have issued a latest warning to the perpetrators who have continued to throw stones and rocks at passing vehicles, in particular local taxis.

A statement has been released by the force after the latest incident of a taxi driver having his windscreen smashed, left him badly shaken.

The statement posted to their Facebook page, says: ‘We have just responded to a report of a taxi being damaged by someone throwing stones at vehicles from the B&Q car park onto Russel Street.

‘We were on scene within moments but unfortunately the offenders had left. We are now dealing with one upset driver who can no longer work for the rest of the evening because of a badly damaged windscreen.


‘Those responsible clearly have no respect for others going about their lives and what the consequences may have been had this caused an accident with a fare in the car.

‘We will continue this operation until these incidents stop and we catch those responsible.‘

Officers confirmed that they would continue to patrol the streets on the hunt for the perpetrators.

The police, council and local taxi drivers have come together in an attempt to resolve the constant dangerous abuse.

Taxi drivers recently staged a blockade in a bid to have their concerns heard.


Blackpool's taxi drivers have faced the same issues with a number of vehicles being targeted by local yobs hurling rocks.


The police stepped up patrols to warn off the thugs, which they said has helped reduce attacks, but assured taxi drivers that they will continue to work closely to help eradicate the problem all together.

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