Vandals trash Keighley & Worth Valley Railway train carriage at Oxenhope Station

Vandals trash Keighley & Worth Valley Railway train carriage at Oxenhope Station

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway director Michael Tarran stands beside one of the carriages that were vandalised

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway director Michael Tarran stands beside one of the carriages that were vandalised

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway director Michael Tarran stands beside one of the carriages that were vandalised

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway director Michael Tarran stands beside one of the carriages that were vandalised

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway director Michael Tarran stands beside one of the carriages that were vandalised

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway director Michael Tarran stands beside one of the carriages that were vandalised

First published in News

VANDALS smashed their way into a heritage railway carriage in a rampage of destruction.

They caused damage estimated at hundreds of pounds during the incident, at Oxenhope's Keighley & Worth Valley Railway station.

The three men were captured on security camera footage, which has been passed to the police.

Michael Tarran, a railway director, said: "The silly thing about it is that there wasn't even anything in the carriage worth stealing. It's beyond belief."

Mr Tarran said the vandals, described as men in their 20s, arrived at the station at about 5am on Sunday.

Two were on foot and one was riding a yellow-coloured bicycle which may have come from a Tour de France display.

First, they tried to break into a passenger carriages in a siding by throwing stones at its windows, but these bounced off, before they then found larger pieces of metal and threw them through the windows to gain access.

Mr Tarran added: "They smashed two windows. They also ripped off a board at one end of the carriage and broke that as well.

"They set off five fire extinguishers inside the coach. They threw two of those into the river. It's just wanton vandalism."

West Yorkshire Police said the suspects entered the Oxenhope railway station yard between midnight and 5.45am last Sunday, then broke into one of the carriages.

Witnesses should call police on 101 and ask for PC 2048 Irving.

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6:48pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BabyDave says...

Nasty bas*ards
Nasty bas*ards BabyDave
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4:28am Wed 25 Jun 14

khalidmalikbadass says...

Mindless idiots.catch them and make them work on the railway for 1 year to pay back damages
Mindless idiots.catch them and make them work on the railway for 1 year to pay back damages khalidmalikbadass
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12:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

claret or green ? says...

I wouldn't let them anywhere near the KWVR for reparations as it would just give them insight for their next vandalism trip... if caught and convicted, seize their possessions to cover reparations, tag and curfew them, ban them from all on and off licences for as long as possible and plaster their photo's all over Keighley, Haworth and Oxenhope so all decent people can keep an eye on them in future. I'd like to think they could be educated away from such acts, but it's fantasy to think it would have any positive impact on them, feral scumbags.
I wouldn't let them anywhere near the KWVR for reparations as it would just give them insight for their next vandalism trip... if caught and convicted, seize their possessions to cover reparations, tag and curfew them, ban them from all on and off licences for as long as possible and plaster their photo's all over Keighley, Haworth and Oxenhope so all decent people can keep an eye on them in future. I'd like to think they could be educated away from such acts, but it's fantasy to think it would have any positive impact on them, feral scumbags. claret or green ?
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