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Warning after children reported throwing objects off Northern Ireland motorway bridge

Youths were spotted throwing objects from the Crebilly Road flyover. Credit: Google
Youths were spotted throwing objects from the Crebilly Road flyover. Credit: Google

Police have warned of potentially tragic consequences after youths threw objects off a flyover in Co Antrim, onto vehicles travelling on the motorway below.

The PSNI has received a number of reports in recent days involving young people throwing things from the Crebilly Road flyover in Ballymena onto vehicles travelling on the M2. 

An officer, posting on PSNI Antrim's Facebook page, asked parents to speak to their children about the potential consequences of such actions.

"I can’t believe we are actually having to post this," the officer said.  "We all know what could happen next time."

The officer added: "Imagine, a car doing 70mph and impacting with a stone, apple or something else which has been thrown from a height. Definitely not a good combination.

"There’s an equation for it velocity x distance etc but the result could have potentially tragic consequences.

"We are asking parents to speak with their children about the obvious dangers and for the public to be vigilant and report if they see any youths acting suspiciously on flyovers/bridges in the area."

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