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Help us trace individuals who threw a brick at a Scotrail train – Glasgow

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Detectives from British Transport Police are looking to trace the person who threw a brick at a train last week.

The incident happened on Wednesday 3 May shortly before 9.30am on the line between Jordanhill and Scotunhill station.

The driver of the 8.13am Cumbernauld to Dalmuir service was travelling at speed when a brick struck the window, breaking it. Glass shattered over the driver however he was thankfully unharmed.

Investigating officer PC Colin Campbell, said: “It is difficult to comprehend why someone thought it would be a good idea to throw a brick at a fast moving train.  The reckless stupidity of the person who did this is extremely concerning, that is why we are looking to trace them.

“This was a very lucky escape for the driver who could have been seriously injured.

“I am very keen to speak with any witnesses who were in the area at the time and could help us investigate. I am aware there is a pathway which runs parallel to this stretch of the line which is commonly used by dog walkers. I’d like to appeal directly to dog walkers and ask them to get in touch if they saw anything suspicious last Wednesday morning.”

Anyone with information is asked to send a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 143 of 03/05/2017. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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