CCTV: Do you know these South Yorkshire railway station vandals?

CCTV: Do you know youths?

CCTV: Do you know youths?

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YOBS who caused serious damage to a Doncaster area railway station also endangered their lives by jumping on the track, police have revealed.

British Transport Police are anxious to catch the offenders and today appealed for assistance from the public after the waiting shelter on Thorne North station was smashed by vandals.

A similar attack was reported the night before and officers believe the culprits may be the same pair.

Police have released CCTV images of two youths they would like to speak to in connection with the incident which took place between 9.34pm and 10.10pm on Monday, May 14.

Police were called to platform 1 after station staff reported that windows in the waiting shelter had been smashed.

CCTV from the station shows two white male youths jumping on to the track a number of times before picking up pieces of ballast, which they threw at the shelter, smashing the glass.

Investigating officer, PC Gareth Swiffen said: “This was a deliberate act of vandalism which caused damage to a busy public place.

“A number of people were at the station at the time of the incident and we would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the youths on the track.

“On Sunday, May 13, the night before, we also received reports of two youths throwing ballast from the track at the platform shelter, and we believe the two incidents may be linked.

“Criminal damage such as this will not be tolerated on the rail network and we will do all we can to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.

“I’d urge anyone who may recognise the youths pictured or have witnessed the incident to come forward and help this investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B7 of 7/6/2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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