Rotten wooden railway sleepers placed in path of Heysham train

Yobs placed rotten wooden sleepers on the railway line near Heysham which were hit by a train.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 11:34 am
Updated Thursday, 11th August 2016, 1:39 pm
British Transport Police are investigating after rotten railway sleepers were placed on the train line at Heysham.

British Transport Police were patrolling near the scene on August 8 when the accident happened.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We received a report that a train had struck railway sleepers placed on the line near Heysham Port station on Monday, 8 August at around 1.50pm.

“Luckily they were rotten and didn’t cause damage.

“The service was briefly stopped but no delays resulted.

“Anyone who has any information regarding the incident should contact us on 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting reference 284 of 8/8.”