Town’s MSP hits out at ‘moronic’ actions which saw a bus driver injured in M80 10kg tub incident

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 21:07 GMT on Friday, 2nd November 2012.

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CUMBERNAULD and Kilsyth SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn has spoken out and expressed his condemnation of the moronic and dangerous act which saw a 10kg tub of adhesive thrown over the Condorrat red footbridge late last month.

His comments come as Strathclyde Police continue their appeal for information and witnesses.

The incident which the MSP was commenting on took place on Saturday 20th October at around 9.50pm, when it is thought that a 10kg tub of adhesive was stolen from a nearby building site.

The tub was thrown over the footbridge onto the notoriously busy M80 road and subsequently smashed the windscreen and steering-column of an oncoming single decker bus.  Fortunately the driver of the bus was able to continue to control the vehicle and bring it to a stop at the side of the motorway, without involving any other vehicles.

There were no passengers on board the bus at the time of the incident and luckily the driver escaped with only minor injuries.  Although, Mr Hepburn has pointed out if it were not for the skill and good fortune of the bus driver this senseless act could have had a much more tragic outcome.

Mr Hepburn said: “This is an entirely shocking incident and one which through sheer luck did not have much more serious consequences.

“The morons who carried out this senseless act should be ashamed of their actions; it beggars belief that anyone could be so thoughtless as to the safety of others.

“Those local to the area and beyond are fully aware how busy the M80 can be and will also be aware how grim this incident could have been, I would urge the people of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, where possible, to assist the Police with the investigation of this matter.”