Police called in after ‘teens’ chuck brick at bus window in Ramsgate

Thanet Loop

Police are investigating after a brick was thrown at a bus window in Ramsgate yesterday (May 9).

A group of teenagers were reported to have chucked the brick at the bus as it travelled along Margate Road.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police is investigating a report of criminal damage caused to a bus at around 4pm on Tuesday 9 May.

“It was reported that a brick had been thrown by a group of teenagers at the bus window while it was travelling in Margate Road, Ramsgate.

“The window was damaged, no injuries were reported.”

A spokesperson for Stagecoach said “A Loop bus travelling along Margate Road was struck by a rock or brick thrown at the bus. Targeting a moving vehicle in this way is incredibly dangerous, not only for the safety of people on the bus, but for other road users as well. Thankfully no one was hurt, but a window was smashed.
“We’re working closely with the police, including providing CCTV footage. We ask anyone who saw a group of young people in the Margate Road area of Ramsgate at around 4pm on Tuesday to contact the police with information.
 “There have been similar incidents in the area where buses have been targeted in recent months. Attacks on a public service are unacceptable and we will work with the Police to pursue those responsible.”
Witnesses can call police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/83480/23.


  1. Yes, Ramsgate is a lovely little seaside town. Lots of attractive buildings and a big sandy beach, friendly people and a town centre with, despite Westwood Cross, still a fair number of useful shops. Oh, and the library, from which I’ve just returned .

    Marva Rees

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