Coventry & Warwickshire

Warwickshire bridge missile smashes train window

A train driver had a narrow escape when an object thrown from a bridge in Warwickshire smashed through the side window of his cabin.

The incident involving a Crosscountry service from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge occurred shortly before 21:00 BST on Sunday, according to police

A stone or brick hit the train as it passed under a footbridge close to the Arley Tunnel in Ansley.

The driver was uninjured and the service was terminated at Leicester.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "This was a reckless act of vandalism that could easily have caused serious injury.

"We would appeal for anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact us."

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