A BUS firm has not ruled out scrapping routes after shots were fired through a vehicle’s windows.

Passengers on the Yellow Buses 1a service narrowly avoided the pellet, which was fired at the bus in Purewell on Wednesday evening.

Simon Newport, Yellow Buses’ Head of Commercial, said: “It was just good fortune that none of our passengers were hit - and possibly injured or even killed.

“Of course we will be assisting the police in their investigation and would appeal for anyone who knows anything to report it immediately.

“To fire a weapon at a bus is a stupid and reckless act that puts lives in danger.

“For the moment we will not be pulling the service from this route, but that remains an option if there are further incidents.”

The bus was the second service to be targeted in a matter of weeks in Christchurch.

PCSO Sarah Burton, of Christchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team, said an investigation was underway.

“We appreciate the impact these offences have and officers from the NPT are continuing to liaise with the bus company and additional patrols are being carried out in the area,” PCSO Burton said.

“We are in the process of setting up a meeting with the community about this issue and the details will be issued in due course.”