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Appeal for information after laser light shone at train driver – Edinburgh

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We are appealing for information after a laser light was shone at a train driver near Brunstane railway station in Edinburgh.

At around 8.40pm on Thursday 23 February, a train driver reported a green laser light being shone in his eyes as he was driving a train back to the Haymarket Depot.

The laser light is thought to have come from the Niddrie Mill Crescent direction.

The offender is male, white, 5ft 10ins, and was wearing a grey top and dark trousers.

Fortunately, the driver was not injured and he was able to continue driving the train.

Investigating officer, PC Mark Cook, said: “Shining a laser at a train is an incredibly dangerous and stupid thing to do. I am looking to speak to anyone who lives in or visits the local area who might be able to provide information in relation to any laser pen activity that may have been taking place on the night or in the area in recent weeks.

“We take any incident that potentially endangers train drivers or passengers very seriously. I would like to hear from anyone who might know who is responsible for this incident in Edinburgh on 23 February, or anyone who may have witnessed what happened.”

If you have any information, please contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference number 223 of 13/3/17.

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