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Schoolchildren throwing rocks from M602 Salford bridge ‘could have led to disaster’

Greater Manchester Police have warned a fatal accident could have been caused by schoolchildren throwing rocks at cars on the M602 motorway yesterday afternoon.

The windscreen of a HGV was smashed after children hurled stones into oncoming traffic on the M602 westbound in Weaste, Salford, at around 4.20pm on Monday 14 March.

Greater Manchester Traffic Police posted about the damage caused to the vehicle on Twitter.

@GMPTraffic tweeted: “It’s not big and it’s not clever. In fact it’s dangerous.”

The damage caused to the windscreen created a large crack on the driver’s side and the lorry was forced to pull over on the side of the carriageway.

M602 rocks throwing GMP traffic

@GMPTraffic added, “This was a fully laden HGV and the consequences could have been disastrous.”

The children responsible have not yet been caught.

If anyone has any information they should contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. If there is immediate threat to life or a crime is in progress, please dial 999.

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