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Vandals Target Wombwell Trains With Bricks

Monday July 16 2012

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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Reply Posted by neil on Tuesday July 17 2012 at 08:13
idiots ,if they find who as done this they sound get LIFE,,,what goes off in some people minds,,,they think its so funny,,would they find it funny if there mam and dad was on it and they got hit with the bricks ,,,,,,,rant over

Reply Posted by tony heath on Tuesday July 17 2012 at 11:34
chop there arms off then see if that do it agane

Reply Posted by Mary on Wednesday July 18 2012 at 21:05
Coporal punishment should,be brought back. They would think twice then.

Reply Posted by donnio on Wednesday July 18 2012 at 21:36
They should bring back any punishment. Even if they did get caught they'd just get a warning or a suspending sentence or a £50 fine.

Reply Posted by John on Wednesday July 18 2012 at 22:04
That's second time other was in elsicar and a baby got injured on arm it's sick and coat. The full weight of the courts should come darn on em but agree with other two comments above we are two soft

ipso Regulated