A bus company has been forced to halt their service on two roads in Poole, saying the roads are 'too dangerous'.

Just days after youths caused chaos when they smashed the windows of two buses with rocks, Morebus have now had to halt the service again.

Tweeting last night, the company said: "No buses will be serving Herbert Ave and Arne Ave due to even more smashed windows on our buses.

Read more: Damage to Morebus vehicles after criminal damage in Poole

"These roads are now too dangerous for our drivers and passengers due to mindless youths using our buses for target practice.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused."

It is not clear when the route will restart. We will be seeking clarification this morning.

Morebus stopped serving Arne Avenue in Poole on Saturday evening after repeated disruption by a group of youths – culminating in rocks and other projectiles being thrown through the vehicles’ door, windscreen and a window.

After cancelling its 16 and 17 services to the road, Morebus apologised to customers for the inconvenience but stressed they were not “prepared to put our drivers or passengers at any more risk”.

Yesterday, Dorset Police appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. 

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.”