Shock as rock attack smashes Bristol bus window

Aftermath of a vandal attack on a bus in Keynsham. The X39 from Bath to Bristol had a rock thrown at a window at around 11.20am on Saturday morning, June 22
-Credit: (Image: Bristol Post)


Passengers on a bus into Bristol have spoken of their shock when a rock smashed one of the windows as they were travelling through Keynsham this morning.

Everyone on the X39 from Bath to Bristol had to leave the bus after the incident, which happened near Keynsham Memorial Park at around 11.20am this morning, Saturday, June 22.

The side window of the bus, just behind the door, was completely smashed by the attack. One passenger described it as ‘quite a shock’, while another said they saw somebody throwing something as the bus went past the park.

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“Nobody was hurt but it was quite shocking,” said one passenger on board. “It is not what you would expect mid-morning on a sunny day in Keynsham,” he added.

The driver of the First bus stopped and checked everyone on board was ok, after stopping the bus.

Aftermath of a vandal attack on a bus in Keynsham. The X39 from Bath to Bristol had a rock thrown at a window at around 11.20am on Saturday morning, June 22
Aftermath of a vandal attack on a bus in Keynsham. The X39 from Bath to Bristol had a rock thrown at a window at around 11.20am on Saturday morning, June 22 -Credit:Bristol Post

“He made a call to headquarters, checked everyone was OK and apologised for the delay, explaining that he would drive to the next stop so people could get on the next available bus. It was all pretty calm, but quite a shock to hear the bang, crack and see glass falling out,” said the passenger.

“One guy upstairs came down to see what was going on and claimed he saw somebody throwing something as we went past the park,” he added.