Nottingham

Mansfield teens arrested after freight train derailed

Train derailed in Mansfield
Image caption The train was carrying coal to a power station

Two teenagers have been arrested after stones piled on to rail tracks in Nottinghamshire derailed a freight train.

The service, which was carrying coal to a nearby power station, came off the rails at the Thoresby Colliery junction in Edwinstowe early on 9 November.

It was travelling slowly, but British Transport Police (BTP) said it was lucky no-one was hurt.

Two boys, aged 15 and 17 and from Edwinstowe, have been bailed.

They were questioned on suspicion of endangering safety and criminal damage.

Insp Granville Sellers said: "Trespassing and vandalism on the railway tracks is extremely dangerous.

"There is a risk to people working on the network and damage to property can result in serious injury, or even death."

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