CRIMINAL damage to buses at a hotspot in Poole has been condemned by police who say they are determined to stop the behaviour “before someone gets hurt” after more reports.

As reported, on Saturday July 23 vandals smashed the windows of two Morebus vehicles with projectiles as they travelled along Herbert Avenue and through Broadstone.

Passengers were on the bus at the time but no injuries were reported.

However, damage was also caused in incidents reported on Friday July 22, Sunday July 24 and Monday July 25 to buses travelling in Herbert Avenue and Arne Avenue.

Officers investigating the criminal damage incidents are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Bournemouth Echo: Morebus vehicles damaged after youths threw projectiles in Arne Avenue, PooleMorebus vehicles damaged after youths threw projectiles in Arne Avenue, Poole

BCP Neighbourhood Inspector Danny Tamblyn said: “Not only have the actions of those responsible been reckless and dangerous, it has also cost the company money and impacted on the running of their services.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any of the damage being caused, caught anything of relevance on dashcam or home CCTV systems or knows who was responsible to please contact Dorset Police.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be continuing with their patrols in this area in a bid to stamp out this behaviour before someone gets hurt.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220120495.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.