Lipstick, money, phone, and maybe a camera would usually be packed by two girls dolled up to the nines for a night on the town. But for one scantily-clad pair, a hammer was their must-have item as they headed to Wolverhampton’s nightspots.
And the hammer was used to smash up windows at the city’s £22.5 million new bus station on their way home in the early hours of Saturday August 11. The attack has left transport bosses with a bill of more than £16,000 to replace the shattered glass panes.
Detectives have said they are mystified over the reason behind the attack. Wearing short skirts and party dresses, the women have been caught on camera repeatedly throwing the hammer at the glass panes at the Pipers Row entrance to the station, behind the court building, until they shatter.
Pc Neil Thompson, from Wolverhampton Police, said: “The attack seems to be completely random. Thankfully, the incident was caught on CCTV and we hope that those responsible can be identified from the images.” One of the girls was wearing a short, dark-coloured dress and had purple or dark red hair, while the other was wearing a white skirt and dark top.