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Man smashed train windows and caused over £100k of damage

British Transport Police hunt for man who damaged train windows

British Transport Police are looking for a man who smashed train windows and caused over £100,000 of damage at Cleethorpes station.

A man entered the station and smashed a number of windows before boarding a train and damaging more windows and dividers with a tool at around 1am on Tuesday, January 9.

The man was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a dark coloured coat with his hood up.

A man fitting the same description arrived at the Stagecoach depot at Victoria station around 20 minutes later on the same day and again smashed windows with a tool.

The estimated damage to the train was £100,000 and to the depot was £10,000.

Police officers believe these offences may be linked.

Anyone with any information, or who saw or heard anything unusual around the time of the offence, should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 049 of January 9.

Damage to the train window. Photo: British Transport Police

Damage inside the train. Photo: British Transport Police

Possible related incident

British Transport Police officers believe this incident could be linked to a previous incident from last year at Cleethorpes train station.

Two men went onto the tracks pressing the stop plungers and causing severe delays to Trans Pennine Express trains on Wednesday, December 27.