Vandals smash through train station shelter

Police would like to trace these youths in connection with criminal damage at Thorne North railway station.
Police would like to trace these youths in connection with criminal damage at Thorne North railway station.

a SHELTER on a train platform has been smashed by thugs.

The British Transport Police has released CCTV photos of two youths who were near to the shelter on Thorne North station around the time it was damaged.

Police would like to trace these youths in connection with criminal damage at Thorne North railway station.

Police would like to trace these youths in connection with criminal damage at Thorne North railway station.

The Platform 1 CCTV footage shows two young boys jumping on to the track before picking up ballast and throwing it at the shelter, smashing the glass.

Investigating officer, PC Gareth Swiffen of British Transport Police, 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, 13 May, 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.”

Any one with information about the vandalism, which happened between 9.30pm and 10.10pm on Monday, May 14 is asked to contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7 of July 7.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.