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Bus crime hotspots revealed

Friday January 8 2016

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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.

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Reply Posted by Pete. on Saturday January 9 2016 at 16:20
That's better. So, it's calmed down a bit in recent years, then. Lol.
(Retired bus driver).

Reply Posted by Mr Wood on Monday January 11 2016 at 23:48
Good old Grimey!

Reply Posted by Gareth on Thursday January 14 2016 at 19:30
What they forget to mention is stagecoach had the CCTV on and working for only 4 of these crimes!

Reply Posted by Jill on Saturday January 16 2016 at 18:40
Now its started in kendray gangs of kids standing outside the shops on birk ave chasing buses up and down the street opening the engine door,throwing things at the buses standing in the middle off the road to stop cars and buses so their mates can attack the buses and cars. someone will get hurt or killed and the Innocent driver will get the blame!

Reply Posted by Dean on Monday January 18 2016 at 20:50
I passed my bus test last November and now I am a coach driver. I wouldn't be a public transport drive for all the coal in Barnsley.

Reply Posted by Annieka on Thursday January 21 2016 at 18:28
Don't blame you at all from what I have read and seen but well done passing your test and being a coach driver. Hope you have a good job and enjoy it, pity that bits of Barnsley are becoming no hope & no go areas.

Reply Posted by pist off lady on Monday January 18 2016 at 22:07
The all want locking up for a few wk none of them have respect for others walked past them all out side premier on burk Av about 8ish the must have been a good 30 of them the was allso some youth workers there with them but as soon as the workers had gone they were terarising the bloke in premier the all want some thing doing with them as the all out of controle and befor any one jumps on band wagon saying its parents fault the like the are not in all cases as I no some of the kids that are involved ave brothers and sisters and they are nothing like these x

Reply Posted by Annieka on Thursday January 21 2016 at 19:06
Agree. definitely can't blame parents for all of this as you can do your best and have kids who more or less behave then others that want to rebel or act out and give in to peer pressure. Feel sorry for people in the shop, I really do, having to put up with this to make a living. Police have to come in and break the group up and give them a bit of a scare at least. are they fearless of the police? If they were black youths and living in London they would be tasered.

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