PASSENGERS could have been seriously injured when a taxi was hit by a missile, claims a driver.
An eight inch hole marks the spot where the back passenger window of a taxi was hit in Shotton, Deeside.
The frightening incident took place at 9.30pm on Shotton Lane near the football field between Strickland Street and Greenbank Road.
Alan Williams from Connah’s Quay had just dropped off passengers and was travelling back along Shotton Lane when he heard a loud bang.
“It was scary,” he said. “I couldn’t see anyone, it’s so dark along there.”
He said the sound was very loud and was ‘like a ricochet’.
“I don’t know what it was,” he said. “It sounded like a pellet gun but I can’t be sure. It could have been a small stone.
“If anyone had been in the back, it would have hit them in the head.”
There were no witnesses to the incident involving the silver eight-seater Ford transit van.
Mr Williams, who has been a taxi driver for 20 years, said he had never experienced anything like it before.
“I’ve had snowballs thrown at the car,” he said, “but nothing like this.”
While he waits for his window to be replaced, Mr Williams said he had been unable to work.
“It’s probably going to end up costing about £600 in lost earnings,” he said.
Police have recorded the incident as criminal damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference number RC13035513.