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People trying to track down who is responsible for throwing rocks off a Muswellbrook rail overpass


 Police are looking for the public's help to track down who was responsible for throwing rocks off a rail overpass at Muswellbrook. 

At about 10:30pm on Tuesday Hunter Valley Police District (HVPD) officers have been told a group of people threw rocks from the railway overpass at Bridge Street onto oncoming traffic. 

No one was injured, but the rocks did cause damage to several vehicles below.

A B double truck suffered damage to a rear window, another B double truck suffered dents and paint damage to its roof, and the front windscreen was smashed on a Nissan Murano SUV.

HVPD officers were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

HVPD Duty Officer, Chief Inspector Guy Guiana, urged any witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision in the area at the time to come forward.

“While it’s unfortunate that three vehicles were damaged, it was extremely lucky no one was injured in the incident,” Chief Inspector Guiana said.

“Throwing rocks at oncoming traffic is a very serious matter and we are keen to speak to anyone with any information about this dangerous incident.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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