Man and youth arrested after a brick thrown at lorry from M181 footbri…

A boy and a man have been arrested after a brick was thrown from a footbridge onto an incoming lorry on the M181.

The boy, 16, and the man, 29, have been questioned regarding the incident which took place on Sunday, December 19 between 7pm and 7.30pm.

They have since been released on bail whilst the police continue with their enquiries.

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Officers said the driver of the HGV managed to bring his means to safe stop and was thankfully not injured.

He was left shaken by the incident.

The windscreen of the means was badly damaged.

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The force is now alluring for more information which might help with their investigation into the incident.

A spokesperson from Humberside Police said: “We are alluring for anyone with dash cam footage from anyone who may have been on the M181 near the Bottesford intersection at around 7-7.30pm on Sunday, December 19.

“A brick was thrown from a footbridge over the M181 that hit a passing HGV.

“The driver of the HGV managed to bring his means to safe stop and was thankfully not injured.

“He was however understandably extremely shaken.

“Two people, a 16 year-old boy and a 29 year-old man, have been arrested and questioned in relation to the very dangerous incident and have been bailed while we continue with our enquiries.

“Anyone who may have any information or dash cam footage from this time is asked to call us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting log 0420 of 19 December 2021.”

The lorry driver is employed by Wolseley UK, a distributor of plumbing and building materials.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “Wolseley is aware that two males have been arrested for causing criminal damage and endangering life, after a brick was thrown at a Wolseley HGV travelling on the M181 on Sunday night.

“The safety and welfare of all our employees is paramount and Wolseley is providing complete sustain to our driver involved, who was left shaken.

“Wolseley will also fully co-function with Humberside Police as it carries out its investigation.”

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