Leeds & West Yorkshire

Driver blinded as boy stones Leeds bus

A bus driver suffered temporary blindness when he was hit in the face by stones thrown at him as he drove through part of Leeds.

Police said the driver was hit through his open window as the bus, which had passengers on board, travelled along Hall Lane in Armley.

The driver stopped the bus safely and was treated in hospital for temporary damage to his vision.

Police have appealed for help to find the boy who threw the stones.

The driver remains off work due to the injuries he suffered in the incident at about 1225 BST on 21 August.

The youth is described as white, aged 13 to 15, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall and slim. He was wearing a navy blue top and dark Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

Police said he had been seen kicking a basketball against the perimeter wall of Leeds Prison moments before he picked up the stones and threw it them at the passing bus.

Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to contact Pc Ian Woodham at Horsforth police station.

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