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Appeal after man goes on rampage at Network Rail depot – Victoria



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Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a man broke into a Network Rail compound last month and caused extensive damage. 

Shortly before 9am on Saturday 22 October, a man climbed into a Network Rail compound near Victoria station using a sledgehammer. When inside the building he used the hammer to smash up walls, windows, toilets and computers. 

During his rampage he stole a pair of keys to a Network Rail vehicle. He then got into the vehicle and drove away from the compound before driving it through a pair of gates. 

Today, we are launching an appeal to trace this man. Do you know who he is? 

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Krishan Appannah, said: “This was an utterly meaningless rampage. By stealing a van and driving it so erratically, this could have had lethal consequences for either the man himself or a passing member of the public. 

“His 30 minute path of destruction is estimated to have caused roughly £20,000 to £30,000 worth of damage. This is simply unacceptable and we are working hard to trace him, however I need your help.  

“I would urge anyone who recognises this man to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 132 of 08/11/2016. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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