RECKLESS yobs threw a brick that shattered the windscreen of a car carrying a mother and baby.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was driving on the St Helens Linkway towards B&Q on Saturday night when her car was struck by an object hurled from a bridge, police said.

The driver and her five-month-old baby were unharmed but left shaken by the ordeal.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness, from the police in St Helens, said: “It is extremely lucky that the victim and her child were not injured in what could’ve been an incredibly serious incident and I would ask those involved to think of the recklessness of their actions.”

Detectives believe dashcam footage could be crucial to their investigation.

The attack happened at about 9.15pm.

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DI Guinness added: “You may have been passing along the same road yourself and have dashcam footage or may remember seeing a group of youths in the area and I would ask anyone with information to please get in touch.”

Writing on a social media page, the victim’s mum expressed horror at the incident.

She wrote: “ She (my daughter) had her baby in the car and couldn’t get to her because she was covered in glass from the windscreen.

“The group of young ones then sat and watched my daughter on the phone, next minute police turn up and they all ran.”

She added: “What they get out of doing things like this I will never know. Luckily no one was seriously hurt and my daughter and granddaughter were OK.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100191739 or @CrimestoppersUK with information.