Police chief’s plea to parents over children throwing missiles at moving vehicles

PCSO Steven Widdowfield pictured with District Commander Glenn Gudgeon.

PCSO Steven Widdowfield pictured with District Commander Glenn Gudgeon.

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Senior officers at Cleveland Police say “enough is enough” and are calling on parents to educate their children about the dangers of throwing objects at moving vehicles after a number of recent incidents.

The force has produced an online poster titled “Sticks and stones may break my bones but they may also kill me”, which will be shared online and in local schools in the area to highlight the serious dangers of throwing objects at vehicles.

Police want all parents across Cleveland to be aware of the consequences of throwing objects at cars after the reports suggest the culprits are young people living in the local area. 

Between Wednesday, September 23, and Saturday, October 3, there were twelve incidents reported across the force area.

Chief Superintendent Glenn Gudgeon said: “There is only so much that we can do to prevent these incidents from happening and it is clear that these youths do not understand the extremely dangerous consequences of throwing objects at moving vehicles.”