David Williams, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, strongly condemned the increase in the number of incidents of people throwing stones at railway trains.
David Williams, addressing a meeting of Labour supporters, said, “I am extremely concerned at the recent announcement by the British Transport Police regarding the increase in the number of incidents of young people throwing stones at passing trains. Fortunately no-one has been injured as yet.”
A recent report by the BT Police shows that the number of such incidents has increased over the past few weeks, and that children as young as ten have been seen throwing stones and other objects at trains in the Crewe area.
David said, “I welcome the moves by BT Police to step up their patrols and efforts to put a stop to this very dangerous practice. If a stone were to break one of the windows on the train then passengers could suffer terrible injuries. If the driver’s window was to be shattered, then a serious accident could result. The BT Police are quite right in treating these incidents as very serious and I support their actions to bring a stop to this dreadful and thoughtless practice.”