Coach owned by a company that has helped families enjoy yob-targeted beach trips


Insane thugs smashed the window of a coach as it passed through Newmains.

The Kevin’s Coaches bus was traveling at night on Westwood Road in the village when a side window was hit by a missile. Fortunately, there were no passengers on board at the time.

Lanarkshire Live recently recounted how Kevin’s Coaches provided discount buses to allow one of their big-hearted drivers Gary Wilson to organize inexpensive trips to the sea and theme parks to help families in the North Lanarkshire to enjoy affordable summer days.



The Lanarkshire Live app is available for download now.

Get all the news from your area – plus features, entertainment, sport and the latest information on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – right at your fingertips, 24/7.

The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and lets you customize your page to the sections that interest you most.

Head over to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire – ios Android

The bus window cost almost £ 400 to repair and remained out of service until it was fixed.

Kevin Hailey who runs the Wishaw company tell us: “In my opinion, the only good thing is that there were no passengers on board.

“So there were no injuries.



The bus saw its window broken in Newmains

“This is the first time something like this has happened. It’s weaned people or teenagers throwing rocks but we have to foot the bill, and it costs £ 370.

“The bus was passing right by the stores at the time.”

Video footage of the aftermath of the incident recorded on a cell phone was shared on a Facebook page of the Newmains community.

It showed five young people running away from the scene, one of them wearing a Celtic top.

PC Michael Steenson said: “Wishaw Police are currently investigating an incident in which a Kevin’s Coaches bus was targeted at approximately 7:55 pm on Monday September 6th.

“At that time, several objects were thrown at the bus, causing one of the windows to break.

“There would have been a group of young people involved dressed in black, one wearing a Celtic top.



Fortunately, there were no passengers on board at the time of the incident.

“These kinds of incidents are very dangerous, throwing objects at moving vehicles can surprise drivers and cause the vehicle to crash. Such behavior endangers the safety and lives of those who use the roads and trails.

“Please be aware of your actions, be proud of your community and unite to help us fight anti-social behavior on our streets. “

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police on 101. Information can be left anonymously through Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111.

* Don’t miss the latest Lanarkshire titles. Subscribe to our newsletters here.

And did you know that Lanarkshire Live is activated Facebook? Do not hesitate to leave us a like and to share!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.