Schoolboy, 15, is charged after a baby was struck by a brick hurled through a bus window in Glasgow
- A brick was hurled through the window of a moving bus in Glasgow on Tuesday
- The brick landed in a pram, showering it glass, and striking a baby on the head
- The injured child was rushed to the hospital for checks and was later released
- A 15-year-old schoolboy has been charged by police following the incident
A 15-year-old boy has been charged after a brick was hurled through the window of a bus, striking a baby in a pram.
The teenager was arrested and charged by police in Glasgow following the incident on Tuesday January 10 on Battlefield Road, in the city’s southside.
The 15-month-old child was travelling on a First Bus at around 6.45pm with her mother when the missile crashed through the vehicle’s window as it travelled along the road.
The projectile landed in the baby’s pram, showering it with glass, and struck the child on the head.
The 15-month-old was travelling on a First Bus at around 6.45pm with her mother when the missile crashed through the vehicle’s window as it travelled along the road
An ambulance crew rushed the tot to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for checks and the youngster was later released.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘A 15-year-old male youth has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident on Battlefield Road on Tuesday, 10 January, 2023.
A report will be submitted to the Scottish Children’s Reporter and enquiries are ongoing.’
Pictures from the scene showed the bus parked at the side of Battlefield Road, police vehicles parked at either end, as an ambulance rushed the child to hospital blasting its siren.
Passengers were evacuated from the bus immediately after the incident and were seen giving statements to police.
The mum was said to be extremely distressed following the incident.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We received a call at 18:41 on Tuesday to attend an incident on Battlefield Road, Glasgow.
One ambulance was dispatched to the scene and a patient was transported to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.’
Anyone who can assist officers are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2784 of Tuesday, January 10, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111