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Perth train hit wood placed on track at Inverness

Police have appealed for information after a large piece of wood was placed on a railway line at Inverness.

A train travelling from Perth struck the wood near the Cradlehall Junction at about 14:10 on 12 July.

The engine was not damaged and the train completed its journey to Inverness station.

Police have carried out door-to-door inquiries in the Cradlehall area in an attempt to find out who was responsible for putting the wood on the line.

Sgt Kevin Lawrence, of British Transport Police, said the incident had put people's lives in danger.

He said: "There is no doubt that the piece of wood was placed on the line deliberately.

"Fortunately no-one was injured. However, the consequences of these actions could have been much worse."

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