A 125MPH express train was petrol-bombed has it passed through St Neots. Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for the public s help in finding whoever threw two petrol-filled beer bottles at the southbound train from Glasgow Central to K
A 125MPH express train was petrol-bombed has it passed through St Neots.
Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for the public's help in finding whoever threw two petrol-filled beer bottles at the southbound train from Glasgow Central to Kings Cross.
The train was undamaged and there were no injuries as a result of the incident, which happened as the train passed over a bridge near Howitts Gardens in Eynesbury at around 9pm on Sunday December 28.
A search of the railway line by police officers, following a report from the train driver, led to the recovery of two smashed beer bottles, both with singed pink cloth forced inside the necks.
"Throwing any object at a fast-moving train is dangerous - but to throw something like a beer bottle filled with petrol is just mindless," said Detective Constable Paul Menarry, investigating officer from British Transport Police.
"Those who venture onto or near the railway to commit such an act should know that they are not just jeopardising the safety of rail staff and passengers, they are also risking their own lives. The railway is not a playground - it is a dangerous place."
Police are urging anyone in the area who may be able to help with enquiries to contact them as soon as possible.
"Thankfully, incidents of this nature are in fact rare, but this is without doubt a very serious offence," DC Menarry added. "I would urge anyone who knows anything about what happened to come forward and speak to us. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence."
CONTACT: British Transport Police on 0800 405040 and quote incident 257 of December 28. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.