Object smashes train’s window at Bedhampton

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A TRAIN was taken out of action when an object was hurled at the driver’s window.

Someone threw what police believe was a small rock as the Portsmouth to Brighton train left Bedhampton and passed under the Staunton road footbridge, at 8.30pm on Tuesday.

The window was badly damaged and the driver was left shaken.

Detective Sergeant Dave Peek, of British Transport Police (BTP), said: ‘Fortunately on this occasion no-one was injured as a result of these foolish actions, but the consequences could have been much worse.

‘This was an extremely dangerous act which put the driver and passengers on the train in danger.

‘The driver of the train reported seeing a person or people on the bridge at the time of the incident and I would like to appeal to anyone who may know who is responsible, or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to get in touch.’

Call BTP on 0800 40 50 40.