Two arrested after a brick was thrown onto motorway

Avon and Somerset Police arrested two men today (17/6) after a brick was thrown from a motorway over-bridge.

The incident took place on the bridge at junction 18 of the M5 at Avonmouth this morning shortly before 8am.

The brick hit the windscreen of a lorry causing it to shatter.

Luckily, the driver was able to safely bring the vehicle to a stop without causing any injuries.

The men, both aged 18, remain in custody at this time.

Sergeant Robert Cheeseman said: “Clearly, this could have had a much more serious outcome.

“It is thanks only to the skill of the lorry driver that no-one was hurt or even killed.

“This senseless crime puts lives at risk each and every time someone throws any object at passing vehicles.

“There have been several similar incidents this year and, as such, the local beat team have increased patrols in the area.

“These men were quickly identified thanks to the hard work of local officers.”

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact 101 and quote crime reference number 5216132364.

If you witness anyone throwing items onto a road, please call 999 immediately.

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