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Arriva suspends services in Walderslade after buses 'shot at by air rifle'

Three buses have been targeted by vandals who it is feared used an air rifle to smash a number of windows.

Arriva was forced to suspend some of its services last night after the vehicles were damaged in Walderslade.

The buses were targeted in Walderslade Road
The buses were targeted in Walderslade Road

Police have been informed following the incident, which happened outside the Poachers Pocket pub in Walderslade Road.

In a social media post last night, Arriva said the 177 and 176 services were immediately suspended "due to a potential air rifle incident".

A spokesman said: "We can confirm there was a vandalism incident last night on three buses in the Chatham area - and there is now a police investigation into this.

"Some services were suspended last night due to this issue, but all services are running as normal today.”

Police have been contacted for comment.

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