Train damaged close to Castleford station

A freight train travelling through Castleford had its windscreen damaged.

By Sam Cooper
Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 11:59 am
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The train was travelling close to Whitwood junction on Friday, January 30 at around 4.15pm when its windscreen was smashed.

A British Transport Police spokesman said they were investigating what object had caused the damage to the windscreen.

He said: “We are investigating after the windscreen of a freight train was damaged close to Castleford station at approximately 4.15pm on Friday, 30 January.

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“The incident occurred while the train was in motion. Officers are pursuing several lines of enquiry.

“At first officers thought it may have been a brick or it could have been a stone.

“But they have not found any information to suggest what caused the windscreen damage and all lines of enquiry remain open at this stage.”

The spokesman said no-one was injured in the incident, including the train driver.

He added: “Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 347 of 30/01/2015.”

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.