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Stones Used to Jam Cornish Train Line

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2:31pm 15th March 2013

A train driver has been praised for stopping a bad accident, after stones were used to jam points at Liskeard.

He managed to stop the freighter on the line between Westbury and Moorswater last Thursday.

Transport police are investigating, calling it a "reckless act of vandalism."

Detective Constable Dave Bailey said: "Fortunately, the driver was travelling at low speed, spotted the danger and was able to stop his train.

"However, this irresponsible act could easily have caused a train to derail, and could have caused damage to the train and the rail infrastructure.

"This was a reckless act of vandalism and I would appeal to anyone with information which could assist us in finding those responsible to contact us. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Moorswater freight yard, or nearby on the morning of Thursday, 7th March?"

If you have information about the incident, please contact British Transport Police on Freephone 0800 405040 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident reference B4/WWA of 15/03/13.

2:31pm 15th March 2013

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