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Lorry windscreens smashed after items thrown off bridge in Hampshire

Police in Hampshire are looking for suspects after items were thrown off of a bridge, damaging three lorries below.

Items were thrown from a bridge over the A27 on Monday night (January 20).

The three HGV lorries were forced to make emergency stops after their windscreens were smashed.

The vehicles had just driven under the Highbury footbridge in Portsmouth, travelling westbound, when the items were thrown from the bridge.

A car also suffered windscreen damage as a result of the incident.

Credit: Hampshire Police

PC Lisa Oliver said: “Throwing any items over a bridge onto a busy road is incredibly dangerous and it is extremely lucky that no one was seriously hurt. “Fortunately the drivers of these vehicles were able to stop safely, despite the significant damage caused to their windscreens, which obstructed their vision of the road ahead.

“This could have easily caused a fatal collision and we are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen what happened or know those who were responsible for throwing the items from the bridge.”

Anyone with dashcam footage or information about what happened is being asked to call 101, quoting 44200024268, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.