Rocks smash windows on bus, train

26th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — Two windows of a moving bus were smashed by objects thrown at it on Saturday night near Eerbeek in the east of the Netherlands.

27 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — Two windows of a moving bus were smashed by objects thrown at it on Saturday night near Eerbeek in the east of the Netherlands.

There were 10 passengers and the driver in the bus at the time but no one was injured.
Later on Saturday night two youths, aged 16 and 17, threw stones at a train passing Baflo in the northern province of Groningen. One of the windows of the train was smashed. Again there were no injuries.

The culprits tried to escape but they were caught by the police. They claimed they were provoked by a train passenger who made the ‘finger’ gesture at them.

The bus was on the Loenenseweg in Eerbeek after 11pm when the driver heard a loud bang. He stopped the vehicle and discovered two of the windows were broken.

The police searched the area but failed to find the person or people responsible. The motive for the attack is unknown.

A motorist, 30, was killed in January 2005 when a paving stone was dropped on her car on the A4 near Rijswijk. Several men were convicted and sentenced for throwing the stone from a motorway bridge.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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