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Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a cannister was thrown from a bridge over the A1(M), between junctions 10 and 9, striking a lorry and driver near #Baldock

Police Are Appealing For Witnesses And Dash Cam Footage After A Cannister Was Thrown From A Bridge Over The A1(M), Between Junctions 10 And 9, Striking A Lorry And Driver Near #Baldock

The incident happened At around 7.30pm,  (Saturday 10 December). two people were seen on the footbridge which leads to Coachman’s Lane.

Police Are Appealing For Witnesses And Dash Cam Footage After A Cannister Was Thrown From A Bridge Over The A1(M), Between Junctions 10 And 9, Striking A Lorry And Driver Near #Baldock

A gas canister, measuring around 30cm long, was then thrown from the bridge at a lorry travelling southbound.

Police Are Appealing For Witnesses And Dash Cam Footage After A Cannister Was Thrown From A Bridge Over The A1(M), Between Junctions 10 And 9, Striking A Lorry And Driver Near #Baldock

It smashed through the windscreen hitting the driver in the face.

Police Are Appealing For Witnesses And Dash Cam Footage After A Cannister Was Thrown From A Bridge Over The A1(M), Between Junctions 10 And 9, Striking A Lorry And Driver Near #Baldock

Fortunately, the driver, a man, was not seriously injured and he managed to safely bring his vehicle to a stop before police were contacted.

Police Are Appealing For Witnesses And Dash Cam Footage After A Cannister Was Thrown From A Bridge Over The A1(M), Between Junctions 10 And 9, Striking A Lorry And Driver Near #Baldock

Detective Sergeant Michael Ball, from the North Herts Local Crime Unit, said: “This was an incredibly reckless act which could have resulted in serious injury or even worse to innocent motorists.

Police Are Appealing For Witnesses And Dash Cam Footage After A Cannister Was Thrown From A Bridge Over The A1(M), Between Junctions 10 And 9, Striking A Lorry And Driver Near #Baldock

“I’m appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident or who was driving near the bridge at the time and may have captured dash cam footage to get in touch.
“Anyone with information is asked to email me directly via [email protected]
You can also report information by quoting crime reference 41/100268/22  by calling 101.

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