A WESTWARD Ho! couple are thanking their lucky stars after escaping a vandal attack that could have cost them their lives. Terry and Susan Logie were driving along the North Devon Link Road with their two children, aged 11 and nine, when someone threw wh

A WESTWARD Ho! couple are thanking their lucky stars after escaping a vandal attack that could have cost them their lives.Terry and Susan Logie were driving along the North Devon Link Road with their two children, aged 11 and nine, when someone threw what is thought to have been a brick or piece of rock at their vehicle from the Landkey bridge between the Bishops Tawton and Portmore roundabouts.Although the object damaged the windscreen and roof of their Mitsubishi Outlander, luckily, the windscreen did not shatter.Mr Logie was able to drive on and report the incident at Barnstaple Police Station.The attack, at around 9.45pm on Saturday, March 8, has left Mr Logie with the prospect of £800 repairs to his vehicle, but he is well aware that the outcome could have been very much worse.He told the Gazette that he and his wife had just picked up their son from a friend's house in the Whiddon Valley and were travelling back home.His son first noticed activity on the road bridge as they approached it and at first they thought is was the police as there was someone wearing a reflective jacket, he said. There was also another person dressed in black."As we approached they moved to the other side of the bridge. We passed under and were coming out the other side when there was a bang on the window. I have had stones hit the windscreen before when driving on motorways, but this was a real thud, like something heavy.I continued driving. I wanted to get away from the situation in case there was any more coming."His wife called the police on her mobile and they drove straight to Barnstaple Police Station to report the incident, he said."We are just thankful to still be here," said Mr Logie."These people may think it's just a bit of fun. Kids do things without thinking. But this could have meant people's lives. How would they feel if their mum or dad was killed or their little brother or sister."PC Dave Seymour of Barnstaple said: "This could have been far worse. It could have been a multiple fatality. We have heard of tragic events in the past. This is a very rare occurrence, but we need to make sure that everyone is aware."The incident is being treated as criminal damage to a motor vehicle with intent to endanger life," he said.The people on the overbridge are thought to be about 16 or 17 years old. One was dressed in black and the other may have been wearing a fluorescent jacket.Anyone who might have information is asked to contact Barnstaple police on 08452 777444.