VANDALS have caused thousands of pounds of damage at a Herefordshire bus company depot, with police hunting for four young boys.

Some £17,000 worth of criminal damage was caused to buses at H&H Coaches in Ross-on-Wye's Broadmeadow Yard depot between 5.30pm and 6pm on Sunday (March 17).

Four boys, aged approximately between nine and 13, were seen in the premises around the time but fled the scene, two of them on bike and two on foot, one of whom escaped via a nearby brook, a police spokesperson said.

One of the boys was wearing a green coat and a hoodie pulled up. One of them was on a black bike in a black coat and one was on a bright red bike and wearing white trainers.

Damage was caused to a school minibus where the windscreen and three driver’s side windows were smashed, a coach had a skylight kicked out and a car had a window smashed.

Another minibus had four windows smashed and fire extinguishers were also stolen from some of the coaches and buses.


Police sergeant Alice Bennett of South Herefordshire Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We would like anyone who may have seen this criminal damage or knows who these youths are to get in touch with us please.

“Aside from the cost of the criminal damage to the business, their actions have left a local firm unable to operate as normal which has inconvenienced both them and their customers.

“They were also unable to do their school transport which has had an impact on the local community.

“Anyone with information should email my team at “Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting .”