Lothian Buses services halt again after vandals smash windows

An investigation has been opened into the incident, which took place at Captain’s Road on Saturday evening and interrupted services in the area.

Routes 7, 11 and 400 were all affected, with buses of 7 being forced to detour via Gilmerton Road in both directions, while 11 instead ending at Burdiehouse Road.

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The 400 was diverted by Drum Street, Gilmerton Station Road, City Bypass and Burdiehouse Road in both directions.

The level of anti-social behavior turned out to be so bad in March, with damaged vehicle windows, Lothians Buses suspended services after 7:30 p.m.

A Scottish Police spokeswoman said: ‘At approximately 10:50 pm on Saturday 25 September 2021, officers were called over a report of broken bus windows on Captain’s Road in Edinburgh.

“The investigations are ongoing. “

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Scottish Police Operation Proust identified 127 incidents of abuse of Lothian Buses drivers and vehicles and sought to quell a wave of vandalism and violence in which bricks were thrown through the windows of bus.

In March, anti-social behavior escalated to the point that Lothians Buses suspended services after 7:30 p.m.

Buses across town have been targeted by thugs throwing stones, bricks and bottles.

In one incident, a driver suffered an eye injury when his windshield shattered.

Chief Inspector Sarah Taylor, Edinburgh Northwest Zone Commander, wrote: “The operation had two main objectives, namely the coordinated investigation of the incidents, ensuring a consistent approach across the city and achieve long-term behavior change. through prevention and early intervention activities.

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