Tayside and Central Scotland

Train windscreen 'cracked by brick' thrown in Stirling

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Image caption The train driver saw a number of people on the footbridge at Adamson Place before the incident

Transport police are investigating after the windscreen of a freight train was apparently cracked by a brick thrown from a bridge.

The Aberdeen to Grangemouth service was passing through Stirling at the time of the incident at 22:30 on Saturday.

The driver reported seeing a number of people on the footbridge over the line at Adamson Place in Cornton before the object struck the windscreen.

He was uninjured but left "extremely shaken" by the incident.

PC Mark Taylor appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

He said: "This was a mindless and reckless act of vandalism and fortunately no-one was injured.

"However, the consequences could have been so much worse and anyone who was in the area and witnessed the stupid activity should contact BTP as a matter of urgency."

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