Vandals smash windows of train in Brighouse

Brighouse train station.
Brighouse train station.

British Transport Police are investigating an attack on a train which had its windows smashed as it travelled into Brighouse on Saturday October 31.

The train, the 12.54pm Selby to Huddersfield service, was approaching Brighouse station at 2.40pm from the Elland direction, when a number of stones were thrown at it.

Luckily no-one was injured. The train was taken out of service resulting in delays and disruption to passengers.

BTP Sergeant Peter Shaw said: “The stones smashed two of the outer skins on the train window. Fortunately this meant they didn’t enter the carriage and no-one was injured which was extremely lucky.

“However this type of reckless behaviour is criminal and dangerous and we would like your help in tracing those responsible. If you have any information please contact us.”

Anyone with information should call 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B7 of 4/11/2015.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.