Group of yobs hunted after train damaged

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A POLICE probe is under way after a group of men damaged a Sheffield-bound train.

British Transport Police said a group of between 25 and 30 men boarded the Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield service at Edale, Hope, Bamford, Hathersage and Grindleford and met each other in the first carriage, where they became ‘disorderly’.

An overhead light was smashed and holes were punched in the overhead luggage racks, before the group got off the train in Sheffield.

PC Stephen Coldwell, who is investigating the incident, which was committed on Thursday, December 20, said: “On the 8.45pm Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield service, several groups of men boarded at Edale, Hope, Bamford, Hathersage and Grindleford and met each other in the first carriage.

“In total, we believe there were between 25 and 30 men on this carriage, aged between 18 and 20.

“As the train approached Sheffield, at about 10pm, members of this group became disorderly.

“This must have been a very intimidating incident for other passengers on-board who had to witness this unacceptable anti-social behaviour.

“Incidents of this nature are extremely rare, however our investigation continues and I would urge anyone who was on the train to get in touch, as any information about the incident, no matter how small, could really help our investigation.

n Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting reference B3/NEA of January 4.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.