Gatwick baggage trolley thrown on railway line

The British Transport Police (BTP) is on the hunt for vandals who threw a baggage trolley onto railway tracks near Gatwick Airport last Wednesday, 4 April.

Police believe the luggage trolley was thrown from a footbridge approximately 550 metres from Gatwick Airport station.

The trolley was struck by a train shortly after 4am. Fortunately, no one was hurt, however, there was some damage to the rails which caused disruption to Gatwick Express services and Brighton-bound trains.

Detective Sergeant Bob Stokoe, the investigating officer, is asking anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

“We are currently carrying out local enquiries, including identifying forensic opportunities and speaking with witnesses. We have also requested CCTV from the station and local area,” he said.

“I cannot over-emphasise enough the dangers associated with this type of crime, it is vital that we find those responsible.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 50 of 04/04/12 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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