POLICE will get on buses in Calderdale to clamp down on vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
They have acted after several incidents where stones have been hurled at buses, smashing windows.
Brighouse is one of the target areas and it is hoped that the presence of police on the buses will deter yobs while protecting drivers and passengers.
Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will be targeting ‘hot spot’ areas and bus stops where attacks have happened, mainly at night.
Police have been working closely with First bus group and British Transport Police to combat the problem.
Insp Derrick Oldham said: “This is an ongoing problem which is obviously causing us concern.
“We will ensure a high-visibility presence throughout Calderdale to tackle vandalism, anti-social behaviour and robbery.
“The people committing these crimes should be aware that we are focusing our attention on the areas where incidents have occurred and that we will be doing all we can to catch them.”
Officers from the Lower and Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Teams will also travel on buses and make high visibility patrols at Brighouse and Todmorden Bus Stations.
Alan Pilbeam, managing director for First in Calderdale and Huddersfield, said: “A small minority of people cause problems for the majority of our law-abiding passengers and it is important that we all work together to tackle these issues quickly and efficiently.”