Vandals endanger lives after putting fence post on track at Rochester which train hits
Vandals risked serious injury when they put a fence
post in the path of an oncoming freight train.
The train hit the post on rail track at Buckland Road, Cliffe at
around 1.30pm this afternoon.
Police are now appealing for witnesses, saying it's lucky no-one
was injured in the incident.
Sergeant Andrew Herbert, from the British Transport Police,
called for anyone with information to come forward.
He said: “I cannot over-emphasise enough the dangers associated
with this type of crime, and it is vital that we find those
“Thankfully this time, through luck, no-one was injured, but we
may not be so fortunate if this happens again.
"Trains travel at high speeds and there is a very real risk when
they strike objects on the track that they could be derailed.
“We are urging anyone who was in or around that area to contact
us if they saw anything suspicious or have any information that may
help us with our enquiries."
Anyone with information should contact the British Transplant
Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 273 of 20/03/13 or
call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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