Yobs throw stones at train windows

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YOBS hurled stones at a high-speed train as it passed through Sandal and Agbrigg – causing £1,000 of damage.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after vandals smashed four windows of the London King’s Cross to Leeds service as it passed through the Castle Grove Park area at around 5.15pm on Saturday March 10.

PC Mark Hibbert, the investigating officer, said the stones damaged the “outer skin” of each window.

PC Hibbert added: “This was an extremely foolish and dangerous act, which resulted in a train being damaged.

“Throwing stones at fast moving trains is an incredibly irresponsible thing to do and we have stepped up patrols in the area to try and catch those responsible.

“We urge those who think that throwing stones and other objects at trains is fun to think about the consequences of their actions, which in this case could have been much worse.

“We are conducting local inquiries into the incident and patrols will be stepped up in the area to catch and deter these vandals. I‘d ask anyone that has any information that could help our investigation to come forward.”

John Gelson, East Coast Trains’ spokesman, added: “This irresponsible act of vandalism caused damage to the train, which is costly to repair.

“We support the transport police in their efforts to find out who was responsible, and urge anyone who saw what happened or knows who was involved in this incident to come forward.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident should contact BTP in confidence on 0800 405040 quoting 418 of 10/03/2012 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.