Members of the public “miraculously” escaped injury after a traffic cone was thrown from an upper floor of a multi-storey car park in Dundee.
An Xplore Dundee driver was left covered in glass and the 29 bus taken out of service following the incident in Meadowside yesterday at 1.35pm.
The bus was travelling slowly up the street towards the Victoria Road traffic lights when it was struck by the object near Bell Street.
Officers are now looking to trace two youths seen hurling the cone and are making inquiries with local schools.
The suspects are described as white males in their mid-teens, both wearing dark clothing and either wearing beanie-style hats or with hoods pulled up and tied tight.
They may have ran off in the Wellgate, Meadowside or Victoria Road area around the time of the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesman said the incident could have had catastrophic consequences.
He said: “Fortunately the bus was moving slowly, however the windscreen was shattered and the driver showered with glass. Miraculously, no-one was injured.
“Witnesses have informed officers that two male youths were seen to throw the cone before running off. CCTV is being checked and enquiries are being made with local schools, however we would still like to hear from anyone who say two youths running in the area around this time.
“We cannot overstate how dangerous this reckless behaviour was. The cone has travelled a long distance from a great height, and if it had struck a person, they would have been very seriously injured or potentially killed.”
A spokeswoman for Xplore Dundee said: “No one who is going about their daily work deserves to be the target of this kind of reckless and extremely dangerous anti-social behaviour.
“Fortunately our driver was not injured, despite being showered with broken glass, but the consequences could have been very serious indeed and we will work with the police to help identify and prosecute whoever’s responsible for this criminal act.”
Anyone with information that could assist officers should call 101 or speak with any police officer.
Information can also be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.