THE decision to completely withdraw bus services from a vandalism hotspot in Poole has been questioned by the councillor who represents the area.

Liberal Democrat Cllr Tony Treny, who represents the Alderney and Bourne Valley ward, said he thought the move from Morebus in relation to Arne Avenue was a “very bad decision”.

As reported, the bus company completely withdraw services from the residential road until further notice following another wave of anti-social behaviour towards their vehicles.

On Saturday morning children threw eggs at the windscreen and drivers’ cab windows.

This came days after rocks were hurled at the public transport services.

Cllr Trent told the Daily Echo: “I was aware that police were going to take a little bit of action in the week coming up. Removing the service completely makes a bad situation worse.

“I think this is a bunch of kids up to no good but these latest incidents could be a different group acting in a copycat fashion.

“I have had a conversation with police and the council around the CCTV camera operating system and they have changed the way they are using the cameras now. “ He said with the bus services diverted around Arne Avenue completely there was no chance of catching the culprits.

“Not running buses at all means the people up to no good have had a victory,” Cllr Trent said.

“They have taken a service away from people who use it and it is quite well used by people who live in the area.”

The councillor said anyone who has any information relating to any of the attacks on buses should report it directly to Dorset Police.

A senior manager at Morebus said safety of staff and passengers was the “top priority”.

Explaining why buses would no longer serve the residential road, 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.”