‘Brick thrown through windscreen’

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YOBS are battering taxis with missiles as they try to transport residents across part of Halifax.

Drivers say their cars are often pelted with stones and sometimes vandalised when they venture down Mixenden Road in Mixenden.

One cabbie, who did not want to be named, said a brick came hurtling though his windscreen, smashing the glass.

He said the elderly lady who was his passenger was “beside herself with panic.”

“This brick-thowing also affects the local bus service too,” he said.

“One day someone is going to be seriously injured.”

Chairman of Calderdale Private Hire Association Sultan Mahmood said drivers often report incidents on that road.

He urged anyone who had suffered problems to contact the association and the police.

“There is stone-throwing and a few times people have tried to vandalise vehicles,” he said.

“We would ask people to talk to the association about it and we will work with police and the council to try and deal with it.”

Inspector Stuart Spencer, who leads Halifax North and East neighbourhood policing team, pledged to take action against anyone found attacking vehicles.

He said: “This is something that we will not tolerate.

“If we get the evidence to arrest these people then we will do.”

To report this kind of activity, call the Halifax North and East neighbourhood policing team via 0845 6060606 or CrimeStoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.