Leeds & West Yorkshire

Train driver hit in eye by glass in Ferrybridge stone attack

A train driver was left with glass in his eye when stones were thrown at a train.

It happened as the train passed through Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire at about 2015 BST on Wednesday.

British Transport Police said three youths aged about 13 or 14 were seen near the track throwing stones and pellets.

The glass was removed safely from the driver's eye. Police are appealing for witnesses.

'Youngsters' stupidity'

Pc Stefan Money, from British Transport Police, described it as "a serious offence".

"We will arrest anyone found committing such an act.

"Unfortunately, like on this occasion, the driver was hit in the eye thanks to these youngsters' stupidity.

"There is always potential for a serious accident or injury being caused by crimes such as this."

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