Pupils stoning motorists

2016-08-09 06:00
Philippi police officers visited schools in the precinct to warn pupils of the dangers of stoning vehicles in the area.

Philippi police officers visited schools in the precinct to warn pupils of the dangers of stoning vehicles in the area.

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Sporadic stoning of cars in Hanover Park have been causing concerns with some motorists experiencing major damage to their cars.

Police in Philippi have taken the initiative to visit schools in the precinct to warn pupils of the dangers of stoning vehicles.

Philippi police spokesperson Captain Lance Goliath says, although there have been a few reported incidents, nobody has yet been injured as a result these acts.

“Police identified the areas where the stoning of vehicles are occurring and appealing to the parents of the children involved to refrain from committing such a crime. On Thursday 28 July police held talks with learners and educators at primary schools in Hanover Park to address the matter,” he says.

“Not only does it cause damage to a vehicle but it can also result in injuring and even fatalities of the occupants of the vehicles. Police also made use of the opportunity to advise learners to abstain from substance abuse, gangs and dangerous weapons after a knife was confiscated from a pupil at one of the schools,” Goliath confirms.

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