Upload a photo Upload a video Upload an mp3 Upload an event

News


British Transport Police Appeal For Information

Tuesday August 6 2013


British Transport Police appeal for information British Transport Police appeal for information


BRITISH Transport Police officers are appealing for information as a train's windscreen was damaged after a youth threw a brick from a bridge.

Three youths were seen standing on the bridge at Goldthorpe train station on July 29, one of whom threw the brick at the train.

PC Sandra Murray, the investigating officer, said: "The 15:25 Plymouth to Leeds service was approaching Goldthorpe station around 6.30pm when a brick was thrown at the windscreen from a bridge.

"The windscreen was damaged as a result, but fortunately neither the driver or passengers were injured."

Police are keen to find those responsible as officers are concerned that they do not realise the dangers of throwing objects at moving trains.

Officers want to trace three boys seen standing on the station bridge at the time, aged between 13 and 15, one of whom was wearing a red chequered top.

Emphasising the seriousness of such acts, PC Murray added: "Fortunately on this occasion, no-one was injured as a result. However the consequences could have been far worse.

"This was an extremely foolish and dangerous act, which put the driver and passengers on the train in danger.

"If anyone knows who is responsible, or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, then I would urge you to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 quoting B8/NEA of 06/08/2013 Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Leave a comment
comments powered by Disqus
28 Showing 28 comments

Reply Posted by smithy on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 13:30
Absolutaly disgusting......dont they realise how dangerous this is!!

Reply Posted by Josh on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 13:33
I'd love to see how the little degenerates would cope without a public transport system. so ungrateful, it makes me ill.

Reply Posted by Collet on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 13:54
If they don't realise what damage they could cause by throwing a Brick at there age,then god help us!!!!

Reply Posted by Sally on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 16:25
Why is it when there is anything bad going on in barnsley, its always happening in Goldthorpe..? these people never learn.. its like bairut..

Reply Posted by beep beep on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 18:42
Sally do you think that is because Goldthorpe has been ignored for decades. All the money has been spent on other parts of Barnsley ( ie Hoyland, Grimethorpe, town centre and all the west of Barnsley).
The schools are falling down and full of kids from benefit based homes. Their parents are often single mothers and are lacking education too. The social housing stock is crap and there are far too many absentee landlord rented terraces, houses which should have been purchased by the council for clearing years ago.
There are now new housing estates with working families and decent people but they are not the problem.
The only way that Goldthorpe will ever improve is to push the idle work shy off benefits, build new schools and stff them well, make social services step in more and spend some money on the place and no I do not mean dayglo paving slabs.

Reply Posted by Sally on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 19:25
Beep i think its been ignored for a reason, why pump money into somewhere that doesnt want to be better. where the average person thinks a promotion is from dole to sick pay.

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 13:27
so true sally so true

Reply Posted by Brian on Tuesday August 6 2013 at 19:54
Another nail in the coffin for the doghole that is Goldthorpe.

Reply Posted by Brian on Wednesday August 7 2013 at 14:43
I agree Bri

Reply Posted by jules on Friday August 9 2013 at 08:23
why is money always to blame why are they throwing bricks to start with especially at trainsor any travelling transport its ludicrous they should be taught better by the parents shame on them

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday August 9 2013 at 09:09
The trouble with that jules is the parents will have rewarded these morons and given them a pat on the back a pack of fags and a 4 pack unfortunately I've had to bring my children up on the edge of the village and even though they don't mix with the locals they have people like Sally putting them down My partner and I have always worked own our own home and our eldest has left school and wants to go to uni to study medicine so we are not all inbred scroungers and its about time us normal families got the credit we deserve not tarred with the same brush as these morons.

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 13:58
its just a pitty nobody relises what this government is doing its turning working people against people who are on benefits but it will be a different story when working people get layed off ,sacked.or made redundent when there no work and end up on benefits themselves then they will know what its like. i am on benefits and i hate it i apply up to 15 to 20 jobs a day online making phone calls and you get no feedback so not all people on benefits are scrounges and yes i agree some those who cant be botherd to look for work do need a kick up the backside .THE FACT IS ITS EATHER THEIRS NO WORK , YOUR OVER QUALIFIED ,UNDERQUALIFIED OR THERES NO JOBS COS BUISINESES PREFER CHEAP LABOUR. and its mindless people that are daft enough to vote in labour and conservatives thats screwed this country with the lies and decete. SO TO THE PEOPLE WHO PULL DOWN PEOPLE WHO ARE ON BENEFITS WAIT TILL IT HAPPENS TO YOU THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW IT FEELS UNTIL THEN KEEP YOUR MINDLESS OPINIONS TO YOURSELVES there are many people who are on benefits want to work.

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday August 9 2013 at 15:41
did the government tell these imbeceils to do this. This shouldnt be about how crappy Goldthorpe is although a nuke wouldnt go amiss or how much money someone has its about how people bring their kids up teaching them wrong from right and many families up here dont give a monkeys what their kids do from one day to the next thats not the governments fault thats the persons fault. Just for the record john i dont vote condems or labour and i am not against people who havent got a job for a reason i am against people who wont work and come up with any excuse to watch jeremy vile all day.

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 16:06
totaly agree in alot of respect sara and you are absilutly right it is how you bring kids up and its many parents dont give a damn what their kids get up to and if they find out who these kid are thats done it are they going to arrest their parents for it or are they going to get away with it as usual, if i had found out that my kids have done something like that id be giving them a good hiding, but thats also the problem these days you are not aloud to punish your kids like you want to with out the fear of getting reported its wrong but its also the parents fault if they dont give a monkeys about there kids its those that dont deserve to be parents. AND PS I CANT STAND JERREMY UP HIS OWN BACKSIDE KYLE .

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday August 9 2013 at 16:22
Glad to hear your not a fan!! I'm with you on that one my kids would be marched straight to the police station with a sore backside if they did anything like this we have 4 little darlings and they all know if they step out of line they will face consequenses don't get me wrong they can be little sods but as far as putting themselves or anyone else in danger absolutely not.

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 16:53
you talk prity good sense to me sarah ive got six kids ave got custody of my first three and they choose not to go out because they tell me most kids they know get into trouble alot so they stay in where its safe and i know mine are no angels but im the same if they step out of line then theres trouble. lets just hope they find the little gets that threw the brick lock em up and throw away the key because it could have cost lives.

Reply Posted by flapper on Friday August 9 2013 at 16:46
Don't care where the kids are from,how they're educated,if their parents are on benefits for gods sake...they know its wrong. They need catching an putting in the stocks in middle of town. They need embarrassing,and belittling. Don't care.....they didn't care when they threw the brick. My kids were on that train. Its nothing to do with anything except them that threw it. No point scoring cheap points banging on about politics.just catch em,pelt em with crap,shout at them and let them cry..end off.

Reply Posted by flapper on Friday August 9 2013 at 16:53
Good look finding work john,so your on benefits,you wouldn't throw at a train,so why blame benefits for them doing it? My pal trained up 60 new workers last month...all poles. How are they getting jobs and your not? Not being disrespect full to you, you need to march into the job seekers place and ask them that very question. Again, good luck.

Reply Posted by john on Sunday August 11 2013 at 11:47
flapper you are a complete PRICK.

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 17:15
thanks for that flapper but i dont mean to be disrispectfull why is your mate training all poles what about the sayin english jobs for english people now you see what i mean about buisinesses prefering cheap labour and i am and no i wouldnt throw a brick thats just daft and i did go into the job centre and i did tell them some home truths and all i got dont speak like that or you will be banned it seems to be telling the truth about what goes off in this messed up country gets you into trouble, plus im not blaming benefits its the parents that dont give a damn about there kids wereabouts and what they get up to thats who i blame and thank you again for the good look.

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 17:16
woops i posted twice

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday August 9 2013 at 17:24
the agencies only send poles because they get 2 grand from the government everytime they get one a job it should be the other way round in my humble opinion.Try getting your name put down for the new Aldi thats on its way in Highgate/Bolton on Dearne (goldthorpe to non locals) i dont know if you can get here but they pay good money and my o/h says aldi only use agencies as a last resort so if they filled their quota with British people they wont need to get the snidy agencies in through the back door.Totally agree flapper get them in the middle of the high street and make them cry trouble is theyre probably related to half the village so they wont even get a telling off from anyone.

Reply Posted by flapper on Friday August 9 2013 at 17:32
Yes John,it is disgusting what's going on with the job situation and I,all never understand it. As sarah said try the new Aldi....again good luck mate. Sounds like you have a good heart

Reply Posted by Stevo on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:50
Its the employers and the agencies where the sole blame lies.
The policy of only employing Eastern Europeans (Symphony and a few others) is institutional racism and discrimination of people that were born in this country.
But one cannot say anything as the politically correct namby pamby idiots that run this country and a large majority of people that post on this site deem anything said about Eastern European migrant workers racist.

Absolute garbage!

The sooner we have a cap on migrant workers in workplaces the better.

Back to the topic In hand, must have been a poor news day for WAB that's all I can think.

Reply Posted by iohn on Sunday August 11 2013 at 11:49
well get a ******* job and keep off that keyboard

Reply Posted by john on Friday August 9 2013 at 17:35
thanks sarah gonna try that one i can get to it i only live down the bypass

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:13
Good luck with it hope your successful and hope you get to work with alot of locals as well this village needs a swift kick up the rear and this just might be it!.

Reply Posted by j on Saturday August 10 2013 at 14:38
this is why you should be allow to crack ya kids, i got belt when i was a kid still messed around tho but nothing ever this serious