MINDLESS vandalism on public transport is a long-running problem.
It’s not a victimless crime and causes disruption and distress for passengers as well as expense for transport providers.
This week I’m appealing for help in identifying a young man wanted in connection with damage to a bus in Huddersfield.
The incident happened on Northumberland Street at about 10.15am on Thursday, February 18.
The bus was parked up when the man ran past, hitting the vehicle with some kind of object.
The door windows were smashed in the incident before he ran off.
He was caught on the bus CCTV and is in his early 20s, about 5ft 8ins tall and slim with short brown hair.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the man in the picture should phone Pc Leeanne Dickinson.
She can be contacted via 0845 6060606, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The other CCTV picture shows a man we want to speak to about a shoplifting offence.
Shortly before 9pm on Friday, March 19, a man walked into the Co-op store on Huddersfield Road in Meltham.
He picked up £80 of meat from a counter and put it in a bag before leaving without paying.
Officer Pc Julie Hollway would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man pictured.
Again, call her via 0845 6060606, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.