SCORES of buses have been vandalised with almost 80 passengers assaulted according to shocking statistics. 

Grimethorpe, Wombwell and Goldthorpe are the bus crime hotspots of Barnsley with figures showing there were 763 crimes recorded on buses and coaches in South Yorkshire between 2012 and 2014.

The most common offence was criminal damage to vehicles – with 235 offences reported over the three year period, followed by more than 200 offences of theft.

Assault causing injury totalled 78, with assaults without injury reaching 75.

There was also 33 incidents of causing public fear, alarm or distress and 30 offences of sexual assault on a female aged 13 or over.