Police re-appeal for information on vandals who tried to derail train in Llangennech
POLICE are continuing to hunt for people who tried to derail trains in a “reckless and extremely stupid act of mindless vandalism” a week ago.
Door-to-door inquiries have been carried out in the Llangennech area in a bid to find the culprits, and officers are re-appealing for anybody with information about who put the objects on the tracks to come forward.
The obstructions — including a heavy railway sleeper and a metal disabled access ramp — were spotted by a member of the public at around 9pm last Friday, less than half an hour before a train was due at the nearby station.
Following the discovery, British Transport (BTP) said there was no doubt the items had been placed on the tracks deliberately.
Inspector Mark Jones said: “Thankfully, no one was injured, but the consequences of these actions could have been far more serious.
“It is only by pure luck that no trains went through the area and the obstruction was spotted and removed in time.”
He added: “This was a reckless and extremely stupid act of mindless vandalism that could so easily have resulted in tragedy.”
A spokesman for BTP said inquiries into the incident were ongoing and he urged anyone with information to come forward.
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