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Police appeal for witnesses following Telford Steam Railway vandalism

Police in Telford are appealing to the local community following an incident of vandalism at the Telford Steam Railway on Wednesday 12 April.

This incident is reported to have taken place in Bridge Road, Horsehay between 7:30pm and 8:55pm.

The offenders have gained access by unknown means, and caused a significant amount of damage to four train carriages in which the windows have also been smashed.

PC Gareth Jenner said: "This is a distasteful crime and will not be tolerated.

"The destruction to this heritage site by these vandals has caused upset to the local community, and had a major impact over the Easter holidays for those coming to visited the trains.

"We have increased patrols in the area to tackle the issues of anti social behaviour and are asking local residents to assist in our investigations by contacting police if they see any suspicious activity in or around this area."

Anyone with any information, or who saw any suspicious activity within the area is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting 705s of 12 April.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org.

Issued: 12:42pm, Friday 21 April 2017, Kieren Bodill, Corporate Communications

 

Published 21/04/17