A pregnant driver’s life was put in danger when yobs dropped an object on her Vauxhall Corsa from a bypass footbridge.
Hannah Mapp, of Ellesmere Port, was driving on the New Ferry Bypass when a group of schoolchildren released the missile – which landed on her bonnet.
Police have slammed the “sheer recklessness” of the incident – claiming that, if the object had been dropped a split second later, the consequences could have been far worse.
Mum-to-be Hannah was driving on the A41, towards Bromborough, at around 5.30pm on September 14 when she spotted the children on a bridge overhead.
As the 29-year-old drove closer, a black and orange object was dropped, hitting her bonnet and causing her to swerve on the busy road.
The car was damaged but eight-months pregnant Hannah was left uninjured.
The incident shares shocking similarities with an incident that left a man dead on the same road back in 2004.
A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to four years’ detention for manslaughter after admitting dropping a car battery off the bridge at New Ferry Bypass, causing the death of Moreton van driver Christopher McCaffrey.
Appealing for details over the latest incident, neighbourhood inspector Kate Wilkinson said: “The sheer recklessness and stupidity of this incident is clear to see and I dread to think what might have happened to Hannah if the object had hit her windscreen.
“I would urge anyone in the community who has information to identify the offenders to do the right thing and come forward, as the consequences can be catastrophic.
“We are already doing lots of work with local schools to highlight the dangers of this behaviour, but I would also urge parents, guardians, teachers and friends of any schoolchildren to help us spread this message.”
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 0516210056, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.