Bus company working with police on restorative justice scheme
from the article in the Northern Echo:
A travel company is working with police on a restorative justice project after one of the windows of a bus were smashed by a 14-year-old throwing stones.
Glass windows shattered when the number 22, a double decker, between Thornley and Wheatley Hill, near Peterlee, in County Durham, was attacked on the Gorehill estate.
Passengers were on board when the youngster, from Ludworth, who was with three friends, struck the bus, at about 7pm on September 8 last year. No-one was hurt in the incident.
Earlier this month, the teenager attended the Arriva depot, based at Belmont Industrial Estate, in Durham, where he cleaned a bus and spoke to staff about the impact of his actions.
Depot manager Kevin Poskett said: “We sat down with this young man and told him the potential implications of people who could have been injured and the inconvenience to all of our customers of keeping a bus out of service for it to be repaired.”
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