Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Merseyrail train evacuated after being 'shot' at near station

Merseyrail train evacuated after being 'shot' at near station - Liverpool Echo

A train full of passengers was evacuated after being shot at with "pellets from an air rifle."

The driver discovered that two of the train windows had broken after the incident, and emptied the train at Birkdale station.

A spokesperson for Merseyrail said: "He suspected that it was caused by pellets from an air rifle."

The incident took place on the Sprinkler System 5.58pm service from Southport to Hunts Cross , shortly before 6.10pm on Monday, when it was reported to Merseyrail.

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Shortly after the event, the train was taken out of service.

A spokesperson for Merseyrail said: "Our services were then put under caution in the area and the incident was reported to the British Transport Police.

"The following services in the area reported nothing else untoward and normal working resumed at approximately 6:40pm."

British Transport police are still carrying out enquiries regarding Sprinkler System the incident.

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A spokesperson for the British Transport Police, said: "Officers are investigating an act of cri minal damage in which a window of a train was damaged.

"A member of public had reported the damaged window to the driver, who informed police at 6.12pm."

Officers asked anyone with any information to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 459 of 19/06.

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