A METAL bearing was shot at a coach ‘full of pensioners’ on their way through Dorset.

The coach load of passengers were on a Daish holiday and was travelling from Kent to Weymouth on Saturday, February 3.

While passing through Ferndown, a metal ball bearing was shot at the coach's window.

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The window of the coach was shattered. The elderly passengers were said to be ‘shaken up’, but luckily no one was injured.

Paul Harper, commercial director at Daish’s Holidays, said: “At around 3pm on Saturday, February 3, 2024, a Daish’s coach, which was travelling from Kent to Weymouth, was damaged by a small metal ball bearing while passing through Ferndown on the A31.

“The windows to our coaches are double walled, and so only the outer layer of glass was damaged, meaning all passengers were protected and no one was injured."

The driver made a detour to Daish’s Bournemouth Sands Hotel, where another coach was available, so the group could safely continue their journey to Weymouth.

Paul Harper added: “We have informed the police of this incident and will be fully cooperative in their enquiries. We have no reason to believe the coach was targeted specifically.”