VANDALS have hurled bricks at a moving train passing through Wombwell. British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for witnesses after bricks were thrown at a train near to Wombwell station on Monday, 9 July. PC Ewan Brechin, the investigating officer, said that the incident took place around 6.35pm as a Sheffield bound train passed under a bridge on route to Wombwell station. He said: "The impact of the bricks, which we believe were thrown from the bridge, caused damage to several windows of the Northern Rail train. “This was an extremely foolish and dangerous act, which resulted in a train being damaged. “We urge those who think that throwing objects at trains is fun to think about the consequences of their actions, which in this case could have been much worse. "We would like to speak to anyone who was in or around the area to contact us if they saw anything suspicious, or if they have any information that could help us with our enquiries.” The officers are already carrying out forensic investigations and are asking for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B4/NEA of 16/07/12 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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