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The random things flung from and at cars in Cambridge – from coffee cups to a cat

A horseshoe hurled at a car in Cottenham High Street and children throwing stones at passing traffic..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 26, 2018

A horseshoe hurled at a car in Cottenham High Street and children throwing stones at passing traffic.

These are the latest incidents in which objects have been thrown at moving cars in Cambridgeshire.

The incident in Cottenham happened at 12.25pm on February 18 when the vehicle driving down the High Street.

Damage was caused to the number plate.

And police received a call reporting children throwing stones at passing traffic on St Ives Road, Somersham, at around 4pm on Monday, February 12.

One stone was reported to have hit a lorry.

These are just two of the occasions when vehicles have had objects thrown at or on them and the News has rounded up some of the most bizarre and noteworthy.

We have also included incidents in which animals were thrown from cars.

Paint rage

Paint was hurled over a vehicle during a road rage incident over ‘inconsiderate driving’.

Officers are investigating an incident of criminal damage to a vehicle that took place outside an industrial unit on Stephenson Road at around 8.45am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in which a tin of paint was thrown over the victim’s car.

The incident began on Somersham Road when the victim, in his car, and the offender, in a Transit van, were involved in some inconsiderate driving.

M11 danger

Things 'could have been a lot worse' after an object was thrown at a car travelling along the M11.

The object was thrown from the road bridge over the M11 near Trumpington.

The incident caused damage to the vehicle, a Hyundai I20, but no injuries were reported.

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This happened at about 1.20pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Caffeine fuelled

A road rage incident involving a white van driver and a motorist towing a horse box led to a coffee cup attack in High Street, Somersham.

Police received a report of the incident in the High Street in Somersham, which happened at about 11.45 am on Friday, November 25, 2017.

A police spokeswoman said: "The drivers of a four-by-four vehicle towing a horse-box and a white transit van were involved in a confrontation over the right-of-way along a section of the road where several cars were parked, restricting the width.

“The van driver eventually reversed but a cardboard coffee cup was thrown through the window of the four-by-four as it then passed by the van, striking the driver and constituting an assault.

“Inquiries are in hand to clarify the details of exactly what happened.”

Bacon attack

A motorcyclist threw bacon on vehicles outside a mosque because he didn't like the way he was told to be quiet by worshippers.

Giulio Vines, from Milton Road, Cambridge was riding around outside with friends near Omar Faruque Mosque in Kirkwood Road in June when someone came out to speak to them.

At Cambridge Magistrates' Court on July 11, 2017 Sandra Dyer, prosecuting, said: “Some people came out of the mosque and asked him to be quiet. He didn't like the way he was treated.”

A few days later on June 8, Vines and his friends returned around 11.15pm. Vines had brought a pack of bacon from home.

When worshippers praying during Ramadan left the mosque around 12.15am the next day, four cars were found with bacon on them.

A Suzuki Bandit was caught on CCTV near the scene, which was then traced back to Vines.

Ms Dyer said Vines claimed he had “nothing against Muslims” but that he “accepted bacon was offensive to Muslims”.

Vines admitted a charge of racially/religiously aggravated criminal damage. A further charge of criminal damage was dropped.

The court heard that Vines later went to speak with two people from Omar Faruque Mosque, which the defence described as “an extremely constructive and very helpful discussion”.

Vines received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 in costs, £25 compensation to each victim and a victim surcharge of £20.

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Cat thrown

A cat which was rescued after being hurled from a moving car while pregnant stunned an RSPCA inspector by leading him from the scene of the crime – to her kittens.

Jolie, a one-year-old black cat, was rushed to a vet for treatment after a member of the public saw her being thrown out of the window of a vehicle.

RSPCA Inspector Jon Knight with Jolie the cat

RSPCA inspector Jon Knight realised she had recently given birth and when he took her back to the scene of the crime she began 'mewling' loudly.

Jolie only stopped crying out when Jon began to follow her and she led him for over 300m through a back garden, across a field and into a farm yard.

She finally took him into an old barn where he found her four kittens.

The incident happened in March, Cambridgeshire in 2011.

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