Yobs threw a brick at a family's car with a baby inside
Julie Douglas had been shopping at the Metrocentre with partner Craig Johnson and one-year-old Maisie and were headed home to Blyth, Northumberland.
But, while doing 70mph on the A1, a hooded yob threw a rock from a grass verge on to the windscreen of the family's Jeep, causing it to swerve.
Mr Johnson, a 25-year-old Network Rail worker, was behind the wheel and managed to keep the car on the road.
Mrs Johnson has now spoken of the terrifying ordeal, which happened at around 2pm on Sunday as they passed Great Park in Gosforth, Newcastle.
She said: "We were travelling northbound on the A1 and as we were driving along we spotted the two lads and my partner knew they were going to throw something.
"It was terrifying, I went into total shock and had a panic attack. I don't know how Craig managed to keep the car on the road. When the brick hit us there was this horrendous noise, I thought we had crashed then saw all of the glass.
"We're very lucky – we could have been killed. Luckily, the brick bounced off the windscreen but if it had come through and hit one of us while travelling at that speed we would have died."
Craig Johnson with his one-year-old Maisie
Mrs Johnson said the two boys were white, wearing black hoodies and looked to be around 10 years old.
The HMRC worker is now urging witness to come forward.
She said: "What goes through their heads? It's scary. The more I think about it the angrier I get. I cannot get over the fact they've done it, it's awful.
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The yobs threw a brick at their windscreen as they were driving home
"How have they been brought up? It was horrible, we have both been in car accidents in recent weeks so we have been scared to get back behind the wheel.
"Maisie is terrified. She's scared to get back in the car."
Northumbria Police Newcastle West neighbourhood inspector, Pip Hails, said: "We know it's a handful of young people who are involved and I'd urge anyone with information or who witnesses any offences take place to let us know."