THE latest vandalism in a spate of anti-social behaviour against buses in a residential area of Poole has seen children throwing eggs at Morebus services.

A senior manager for the firm said youths were aiming at the windscreen and drivers’ cab windows, which both obscured vision and distracted drivers.

Morebus has taken the decision to completely suspend its services to Arne Avenue until further notice.

This decision affects the 16 and 17 services, which operate between Poole Bus Station and Bournemouth Square.

Richard Wade, Morebus general manager, said: “Arne Avenue is a unique road layout, with various physical chicanes which buses have to slow right down to negotiate.

"Sadly, following on from recent attacks, children have been throwing eggs at our buses this morning - aiming at the windscreen and drivers’ cab windows.

“This gives us considerable cause for concern as it obscures vision, and distracts our drivers. The safety of my colleagues and those who travel with us is our top priority, so we have had to take the decision to suspend all services to the road for the time being.

“We would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience, and will continue to update our social media channels of any further changes.”

Bournemouth Echo: There will be no bus services in Arne Avenue, Poole, until further noticeThere will be no bus services in Arne Avenue, Poole, until further notice

These latest incidents follow a surge in attacks on buses in the past couple of weeks, which had led to Morebus not serving the road after 8pm.

Rocks and other objects were thrown at the vehicles, smashing windows and putting both drivers and passengers at risk.