Driver hurt in brick attack on train from Portsmouth

A First Great Western train
A First Great Western train
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Mike Bailey, 28, left with, and Matt Lucas, 23, who helped save the injured man ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180219-7042)

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PASSENGERS travelling from Portsmouth to Cardiff were delayed after an object was thrown at the windscreen of the train, injuring the driver.

It happened at around 5.40pm yesterday at East Grimstead, near Romsey.

The object, thought to have been a brick, shattered the windscreen and the driver suffered cuts to his face. He was treated on board by a doctor.

The First Great Western train - the 4.25pm from Portsmouth to Cardiff - was delayed and had a knock-on effect on others in the area.