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West Kingsdown stone throwing incident sees teens arrested

PUBLISHED: 11:50 04 August 2011

Michael Baker with partner Sheila Bright, was killed in July last year in a similar stone throwing incident near Swanley

Michael Baker with partner Sheila Bright, was killed in July last year in a similar stone throwing incident near Swanley

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Teenage boys have been arrested after a two car crash was caused by stones being thrown at one of the vehicles.

Police arrested three boys aged 18, 16 and 14 following the incident in West Kingsdown on July 31 and they have been bailed pending further enquiries until August 30.

Officers were called to London Road near the Portabello Inn at 7pm after the windscreen of a Mazda MX5 was smashed with a hurled rock, causing the driver to brake and swerve and the following Ford Focus to hit it.

Investigating officer from Tonbridge CID, PC Chris Relf said: “We’re looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident itself or been outside the Portobello Inn on Sunday evening at 7pm and saw three young men running down the street.

“This was a highly dangerous prank and there have been similar cases which have had fatal consequences.

“Thankfully, no-one was hurt in this collision, but the outcome could easily have been very much worse.”

Just over a year ago Michael Baker, aged 47, was killed on the A20 by Swanley when a lorry in front of the tow truck he was riding in was pelted with stone causing a collision.

The police have been unable to charge anyone over the incident.

If anyone knows anything about the West Kingsdown crash they should call police on 01732 379217 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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