MELTHAM bus users are being terrorised by yobs throwing bricks.
Several times stones have broken windows on, or narrowly missed, buses on the 321 service.
Now bus company First is threatening to withdraw services if the incidents do not stop.
On Wednesday night last week, two windows on the 8.10pm bus were shattered.
Minutes later, at 8.40pm, a second bus had two windows smashed.
Both buses were travelling through the Broadlands area of Meltham.
The driver of the 8.40pm bus stopped the bus and called his inspector, who instructed him to terminate the service in Meltham town centre for safety reasons.
One Meltham passenger said: "As a resident for over 20 years I was appalled to find out that yet again our local bus service had been disrupted by a small group of local yobs."
He said the service termination on Wednesday was unfortunate but necessary.
He said: "I'm sure some would say this is unfair on the innocent, but I totally agree with the inspector's decision. Previously I have been a passenger on a bus and had the pleasure of a brick landing on my lap and my hair full of glass."
He added: "First Huddersfield drivers deserve a medal. I'm sure Meltham is not the only area where the brick throwers hang out."
Graham Riley, Commercial Director of First Huddersfield, said there had been a number of stone throwing incidents in the last few weeks in Meltham, Almondbury, Sheepridge and Fartown.
He said: "Our concerns are for both the passengers travelling on the bus and also our drivers who put themselves at risk almost every night."
He appealed for anyone who knew the culprits to tell the police.
He added: "If incidents of this kind go unchecked I fear inevitably someone will be seriously injured.
"We are at present making decisions each time incidents occur as to whether or not we continue to run services in those areas. If matters do continue as they are at present then we will consider the withdrawal of services to protect the safety of our passengers and staff."
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