FOUR boys have been arrested after buses were smashed up at a Herefordshire coach depot.

The damage was reported to police after windows were smashed on a number of vehicles at the depot in Ross-on-Wye. 

Some £17,000 worth of criminal damage was caused to buses at H&H Coaches in the town'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.


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.

Now, police have confirmed, four teenage boys, aged 13,11,13 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a vehicle.

The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have all since been bailed.

The damage left the firm unable to operate as normal, and unable to carry out their normal school transport services.