A GRANDMOTHER says it’s a “miracle” her two young grandchildren weren’t seriously injured after a gang of thuggish youths hurled a brick through her car window.

Annette Woolley, 48, was driving down Cleckheaton Road, Low Moor, on Sunday, with her granddaughters Maisie, four, and Lily, six, when the terrifying incident unfolded.

“I saw youths at the side of the road and I didn’t think anything of it,” Mrs Woolley, a teaching assistant at Delius Special School, said. “There was an almighty crash and the kids were screaming and covered in glass.

“How they were not injured, I don’t know.”

Mrs Woolley, who lives in Oakenshaw, stopped her car and was able to get dashcam footage from the people travelling in the car behind. The attackers fled the scene.

“It’s horrific,” she said. “By some miracle they don’t have a mark on them. Maisie is only four and she was covered in glass.

“They are alright, but they didn’t want to get back in the car.”

She said the headrest of the car seat comes quite far around and added: “It could have got her straight in the face otherwise.”

“I’m just disgusted. I just can’t believe children would do that.”

Mrs Woolley said she believes it was a brick thrown because of the marks left on her car, and has passed on the names of those she believes are involved to the police. She said she visited the home of one of the culprits and while his parents initially denied he had anything to do with it, she says they later admitted he was there but claimed his friend was responsible.

“Why would you cover up for your children?” Mrs Woolley said.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called to a report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Low Moor on October 1.

“The incident occurred at around 4.15pm as the vehicle was driving along Cleckheaton Road.

“A group of unknown suspects threw a brick at a Citroen car, causing a window to smash. The suspects then made off from the scene.

“There were not believed to be any injuries in the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170454458. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.