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Police Hunt for Those Who Threw Object at Car from A3 Bridge

Published on: 20 Dec, 2022
Updated on: 21 Dec, 2022

A car on the A3 had its windscreen smashed by a thrown object as it passed under a bridge near Compton yesterday (December 19).

Google Maps street view of the bridge over the A3 near Compton.

Surrey Police is now appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage to help them apprehend the offenders.

The female driver was on the A3 when she noticed a number of people standing on the bridge approaching Compton, sometime between 3 and 3.30pm.

A police spokesperson said: “An unknown object then hit her windscreen, causing it to smash. Fortunately, she was able to drive to a place of safety.

“The suspects were dressed in all black and had their hoods up.”

Sergeant Ian Manners said: “This was extremely dangerous and unacceptable behaviour. I would hope I don’t need to spell out the risks of throwing objects at moving cars, particularly on fast-moving roads, but we are incredibly lucky that this incident didn’t result in serious injury or possibly even worse.

“If you were driving in the area at the time and have dashcam footage, or noticed anyone matching the description of the suspects, please contact us and help with our investigation to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

The police spokesperson added: “If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact us quoting PR/45220137065 via:

“If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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