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'Lives put at risk' by missiles thrown from Teesside bridge

Cleveland police say that driver's lives were endangered when missiles were hurled from a footbridge in Middlesbrough, hitting cars passing below. Several rocks and bricks were thrown from a bridge over theA174, close to Ormesby Grange Farm, at around 5pm on Saturday.

Girl injured when missile smashed car windcreen Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A four year old girl was injured when her father's car was stuck by a missile, shattering the windscreen. Another motorist needed treatment in hospital.

Police say that lives were put at risk Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

"I want to make it clear that people have been injured from the incident already. This could have turned into a fatal incident. It's very dangerous. We have a very busy, high speed road here. People throwing items off this bridge could have caused something far more serious."

– Sgt Lois Speakman, Cleveland Police.
Rock which was embedded in a car Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
A174 on Teesside were car were hit by 'missiles' Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have cleared all bricks from the bridge, and have increased patrols in the area to stop it happening again. They're asking anyone with information to come forward.