Objects thrown from Leadenham bridge for fourth time in a month.

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OFFENDERS who are caught throwing objects from a Leadenham bridge will be dealt with robustly, warn Lincolnshire Police after the fourth incident in a month.

The latest incident was reported to police last night at around 9.45pm after a lorry driver on the A17 noticed something hit the roof of his cab.

The driver, who was on the Sleaford Bypass about 200 yards before the hill at Leadenham, then saw a red liquid run down the windscreen.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “This type of thing could easily lead to a road traffic collision with people being seriously injured or even killed.

“On this occasion the driver said he saw two people on the bridge before this incident happened. We would appeal for anyone who has any information on who the offenders might be to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Our investigations are ongoing and patrols of the bridges have been stepped up. Anyone found to be responsible will be dealt with extremely robustly.”

On previous occasions eggs and possibly stones have been thrown, one cracking the windscreen of a lorry.

Police are warning youngsters that they face prosecution and a criminal record if they are caught throwing objects at vehicles from bridges.

Call Lincolnshire Police with information on 101 quoting incident 522 of January 9, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.