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Attack on school run car in Northern Ireland could have killed children, warns PSNI

The PSNI have said children could have been killed after a car had its windscreen shattered as it was being driven near a school in Northern Ireland.

On Monday at around 8.55am a car was driving along the Brownlow Road, Craigavon,  towards the Hub when something was thrown or fired at the windscreen.

It completely shattered. Police said the driver was able to maintain control and bring the car to a safe stop.

Posting on Facebook PSNI Craigavon said: "Being right outside Lismore Comprehensive, there were school pupils on foot on their way to school. If the driver had panicked or swerved we could be talking about multiple dead kids.

"Whoever is responsible for this disgusting behaviour needs to have a good hard look at themselves. Today they could be mourning the loss of their own friends, with the death on their conscience for the rest of their life. It may have been a catapult, it may have been a large stone. Whatever it was, it caused considerable damage to the windscreen which shattered round the driver.

"No doubt the person responsible thought it was a bit of a laugh. Hopefully they will grasp sooner rather than later that funerals are no laughing matter, and that the line between life and death was close to being crossed."

If you know who was responsible or witnessed the incident contact officers on 101. The incident number is 194 of 09/01/17. Alternatively, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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