Rock thrown at car from Chichester A27 bridge

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A CAR’S windscreen was smashed as a rock was thrown onto its windscreen on the A27 between Chichester and Emsworth.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman driving west on the A27 around 6.20pm on Friday (November 1), had a rock thrown at her convertible car from an overhead bridge.

The woman and her husband, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were showered in glass but escaped injury.

The woman managed to safely stop the car in a nearby lay-by.

The incident occurred as she was driving beneath a bridge which has a sign on it, indicating four miles to Havant. The rock was thrown from the bridge.

PC Andy Rawlinson said: “This was an extremely dangerous thing to have done and it is fortunate no one was hurt or even killed.

“The bridge carries a farm track over the A27 between Woodmancote Lane and South Lane in Southbourne. It lies midway between the Stein Road and Broad Road bridges. Anybody who saw anyone loitering either on the bridge or in that area is asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting 1509 of 1/11, or e-mail

“Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”