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Yobs risk hundreds of lives by dumping blocks of CONCRETE on railway before train crashed into them

Hunt for brainless yobs who risked hundreds of lives by dumping huge blocks of CONCRETE on a railway before a high-speed train crashed into them

  • Three young men were caught on CCTV at the railway line in Croston, Lancashire
  • The driver battled at the controls as the carriages swayed violently but managed to keep it on the the tracks
  • British Transport Police have appealed to the public for help to find the culprits 

Police hunt for brainless yobs who risked hundreds of lives by dumping huge blocks of concrete on a railway before a high-speed train crashed into them.

The three young men were caught on CCTV planting the waste materials on the railway line on Ridley Lane in Croston, Lancashire.  

A train sped by a few minutes later and smashed into the blocks.

Police hunt for three brainless yobs who risked hundreds of lives by dumping huge blocks of concrete on a railway before a high-speed train crashed into them

The terrified driver had to battle at the controls as the carriages swayed violently but managed to keep it on the the tracks. 

British Transport Police have reminded the public that the situation put passengers lives at risk and the consequences could have been a lot worse had the train been derailed.

They have released photos of the culprits taken on August 14 at 5.20pm and appealed for help from the public.  

British Transport Police have released photos of the culprits taken on August 14 in Croston, Lancashire

British Transport Police have released photos of the culprits taken on August 14 in Croston, Lancashire

Police are appealing to the public for information as this is the sixth time concrete has been placed on rail lines in the area

Police are appealing to the public for information as this is the sixth time concrete has been placed on rail lines in the area

This is the sixth time concrete has been placed on rail lines in the area.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said that placing items on the tracks is extremely hazardous.

He added that those involved are endangering their lives and could cause severe damage to trains. 

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