Stone thrown at train in Swinton

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British Transport Police are hunting yobs who caused terror for passengers when they threw a stone at a train in Swinton.

A window was smashed in the incident as the 16.41 Sheffield to Bridlington service passed between the Aldwarke Junction and Kilnhurst Road on Wednesday, May 8.

Pc Maya Limbani, the investigating officer, said: “The stone penetrated the outer skin of a pane of glass in one of the carriages on the 16.41hrs Sheffield to Bridlington service as it passed between Aldwarke Junction and Kilnhurst Road in Rotherham. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.

“It is thought the stone was thrown at the train from next to the rail line. The driver of the service reported seeing youths in the area at the time of the incident, one was described as wearing blue jeans and a black hoody. Officers attended and searched the area for any potential offenders but to no avail.

“This was an extremely foolish and dangerous act and it was lucky no-one was injured, although the consequences of this act could easily have been much more serious.

“If you have any information about who is responsible, please get in touch straight away.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016 quoting incident reference 466 of 8/05/2013.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.