Yobs smash train windscreen at South Yorkshire station

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Young yobs have been branded ‘foolish’ after putting passengers at risk by smashing the windscreen a train with a brick.

British Transport Police are appealing for information after the attack as the train approached Goldthorpe station on Monday, July 29.

Three youths were standing on the station bridge and one threw the brick at the train.

PC Sandra Murray, the investigating officer said: “The 15:25 Plymouth to Leeds service was approaching Goldthorpe station around 6.30pm when a brick was thrown at the windscreen from a bridge.

“The windscreen was damaged as a result, but fortunately neither the driver or passengers were injured.”

The boys were aged between 13 and 15 and one was wearing a red chequered top.

PC Murray added: “Fortunately on this occasion, no one was injured as a result, however the consequences could have been far worse.

“This was an extremely foolish and dangerous act, which put the driver and passengers on the train in danger.

“Patrols have now been stepped up in the area to catch and deter any vandals from carrying out this type of extremely dangerous crime.

“If anyone knows who is responsible, or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, then I would urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 quoting B8/NEA of 06/08/2013. Information can be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.