A Renfrewshire bus company has been forced to terminate a busy service through Paisley early after a scooter was thrown through the window of one of the buses.

The Service 61 which travels between Johnstone and Foxbar has been forced to terminate at Cross Road after 8pm until further notice after a spate of recent attacks to the buses.

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Sharing an image of a smashed window with a scooter lying among the broken glass, the company took to Facebook to warn their customers that the importance of protecting their employees and passengers meant that they would no longer be running the service late at night. 

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The last bus from Paisley to Foxbar is 7.40pm and from Foxbar is 7.54pm.

Inspector Tracy Harkins, Paisley Police Office, said: “These are dangerous and idiotic acts of vandalism. It is only through good fortune that no serious injuries have occurred to either the driver or passengers within these buses. We are carrying out extra uniformed and plain clothes patrols of the area however have been unsuccessful in detecting the offenders so far.

“I would ask all local residents to be vigilant of persons hanging about or acting suspiciously within the area to call the police immediately. It is not uncommon for the public to have information on those responsible and I would implore anyone with any information to contact us via 101 or anonymously on Crime Stoppers telephone number 0800555111.”