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Girls shining lasers at passengers at Clarkston station – Glasgow

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Officers from British Transport Policing are issuing are appealing for information after a group of girls were witnessed shining lasers pens in the faces of passengers. 

The incident happened at Clarkston station shortly before 5pm on Tuesday 21 March. A member of the public who was travelling on a service between Glasgow and East Kilbride noticed a group of girls shining a laser pen at passengers’ faces. 

The member of public then sent a text to BTP’s reporting service – 61016 – and officers were quickly deployed and met the train service at Clarkston. Despite a thorough area search, the group of girls were not traced. The girls were approximately 15-years-old and were each wearing black jackets and blue jeans. 

Inspector Gary Brown from British Transport Police, said: “This was reckless and dangerous behaviour which could have easily caused serious eye damage to the passengers on the train. You would never shine a laser in your own eyes so it is bewildering why someone would be so senseless and target members of the public. 

“We have since launched an investigation and I would like to hear from anyone who was on the train or saw what happened. I am aware that one of the females was wearing a tiara, if you saw this group please get in touch as your information might help.”  

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 367 of 21/03/2017. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111. 
 

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