Rail police hunt bin culprits

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AFTER a spate of incidents British Transport Police is warning the public of the dangers posed by the railway.

Officers are investigating an incident on Tuesday, July 12, when the window of a train travelling between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley stations was broken, after it struck a wheelie bin placed on the line at Winchburgh. A Dunblane bound train from Edinburgh had earlier also struck the wheelie bin.

Inspector Sue Maxwell of British Transport Police said: “At this time of year, when the school holidays have started, we tend to see an increase in offences reported. The foolish individuals who trespass, place obstructions on the line, throw stones at passing trains or vandalise the railway infrastructure put themselves and others in great danger.

“I would appeal to anyone, including parents, to think seriously about your actions, and stay well away from the railway.”

Anyone with information about any of the incidents can contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040.