Suffolk

Three cars hit by objects on Suffolk roads

Police are investigating after three cars were hit by objects while travelling on roads in Suffolk.

The objects were dropped on to cars travelling on the A14 and A12 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt.

The latest incidents are not being linked to previous attacks on vehicles while travelling on the A12 in Essex.

A police spokesman said: "Throwing any object off a road bridge onto a busy road can have potentially fatal consequences."

A rock struck a car passing under a flyover on the A14 at Trimley St Mary at 18:25 GMT on Wednesday. No damage was caused.

At 19:50 GMT an object fell into the back of a car travelling on the A14 under a bridge near the Orwell Bridge. There was no damage caused.

Later, a rear windscreen was damaged after an object was dropped onto a car from a bridge on the A12 at Belstead about 23:15 GMT.

The spokesman said the events were not being linked to two attacks on cars on the A12 on 1 December.

'Serious consequences'

Passenger Carol Manley, 57, was seriously injured when a concrete bollard fell from a bridge on to the car in which she was travelling on the A12 near Galleywood in Essex.

Forty minutes earlier, a large lump of granite smashed a car windscreen but did not harm mother and daughter Stella and Lisa Horne, who were on the A12 at Ingatestone.

Essex Police are treating those two incidents as attempted murder.

Four vehicles were later damaged by objects thrown on to the A14 at Trimley St Mary in Suffolk on 14 December.

A police spokesman said a senior detective would investigate the incidents on Wednesday as part of a wider investigation into attacks over the past few weeks.

"These incidents are being treated very seriously because the consequence could be very serious," he said.

"They are being overseen by a senior officer who will look at the problem to see if we can come up with a way to resolve the issue."

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information about any of the incidents to contact them.

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