Devon

Object thrown at Teignmouth railway worker

A railway worker suffered injuries to his face when an object was thrown from a road in Devon.

The man was working near Teignmouth station when the object, thought to be a stone, was thrown from about 14m (45.93ft) above the railway line.

The man's colleagues said they had heard a group of youths prior to the object being thrown at about 0030 BST on 8 August.

Anyone with information is urged to contact British Transport Police.

PC Alan Freeman said: "This was an unprovoked attack. Had the worker been struck directly in the face, the injuries could have been much worse."

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