Bristol Metrobus service could be suspended due to late-night attacks

Bosses have threatened to suspend night-time services after a number of attacks by vandals.
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Metrobus services in certain parts of Bristol could be temporarily suspended following a spate of vandalism.

The areas of the city that could be affected are Hengrove and Knowle West after m1 busses were targeted last weekend.

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The m1 route is one that links the south of Bristol to the north and is used by hundreds of Bristolians every week.

These attacks include bricks being thrown through the window of the vehicle which has caused distress for the driver.

Metrobus addressed these incidents in a tweet, stating: “A number of journeys have had to be cancelled due to a high number of buses being vandalised over the weekend which are needing repair.”

The firm has warned that services could either be suspended or withdrawn completely if these attacks persist.

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A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police acknowledges the issues and insists that further investigation is underway.

“Enquiries are ongoing following two reports of criminal damage to busses in Bristol over the weekend.

“Thankfully no-one was hurt in either incident. We are keeping an open mind as to whether they may be linked.”

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