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Stone thrown at train injuring its driver - Greater Manchester

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British Transport Police are today appealing for more information after a stone was thrown at a moving train, injuring its driver, in Greater Manchester.

The incident happened at 6.30pm on Monday 22 June as the train was passing through an area of railway near Clegg Hall Lane between Smithy Bridge and Rochdale stations.

As the train was approaching Clegg Hall Lane bridge a stone hit the train, smashing the driver cab window and injuring the driver.

The driver suffered minor cuts to the neck and arm. Medical treatment was not required.

A man wearing a red hoody is believed to have thrown the stone.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the offence.

Anyone with information can contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.

In both cases, quote reference number 2000041927.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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