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Arrest over 'drive-by' rock throwing on Norfolk-Suffolk border

Taxi damage Image copyright David Thompson
Image caption Taxi driver David Thompson found a brick wedged in the engine of his car

A man has been arrested on suspicion of damaging more than 50 cars in series of "drive-by" rock-throwing attacks.

Witnesses have reported projectiles being hurled from oncoming cars on rural roads on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Dozens of vehicles, including a private ambulance, have been hit since the first report on 24 May.

A suspect in his 20s from the Loddon area of Norfolk has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

He was questioned by detectives and has been released on bail until 9 July as investigations continue.

'Could have died'

David Thompson, 77, who runs Bungay-based taxi company D-Way Travel thought he had hit a pheasant on the A143 on 1 June until he realised an object had been thrown from an oncoming car.

"I heard this almighty bang, and when I dropped my passenger off I found it was a brick and it was completely wedged under my engine," he said.

"I could have been killed."

Image copyright Donne Bradley
Image caption Driver Donne Bradley said she and her 11-year-old son were showered with glass

Another driver, Donne Bradley, said she and her 11-year-old son had been "showered with glass" after her car was hit by a large rock from a car coming in the other direction on 8 June.

Suffolk Police said a private patient transport ambulance was damaged on Tuesday.

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Image caption More than 50 attacks on cars have been recorded since 24 May

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