Motorists have been targeted by objects thrown from bridges in Burton.
Police have received reports of items being dropped from the footbridge that leads from Shobnall Park to Outwoods, while similar problems have been reported on St Peter’s Bridge where a footbridge leads from Stapenhill Gardens to St Peter’s Church.
Patrols are being stepped up near the two bridges, but parents are also being asked to remind youngsters of the dangers objects dropped from bridges can pose to drivers.
Chief Insp Steve Maskrey said: “These people are acting recklessly and I want them to realise that their actions could have really grave consequences.
“These items, which consist of a variety of objects including stones and even paintballs, could smash someone’s windscreen, cause them to swerve or distract them, all of which could cause a really nasty collision.
“I want to ask for parents help in spreading the message to their children – please don’t do this. You could potentially face serious consequences if you are caught by the police.
“We urge parents to educate their children of the dangers they are posing and to make sure they know where their children are during the school holidays.”