Train window smashed after something was thrown at it as it left Skegness station

A brick was thrown at the East Midlands Trains vehicle. _YxSY7O4khCN2dwtfJsl
A brick was thrown at the East Midlands Trains vehicle. _YxSY7O4khCN2dwtfJsl

Youths are alleged to have thrown a brick at a train, smashing a window, as it was leaving Skegness station, heading for Boston, this afternoon (Friday).

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said there was a report of damage to a window on the 16.11 Skegness to Nottingham service after something is thought to have been thrown at it.

They said, however, the train was able to continue in service and there were no delays as a result.

One passenger told the Standard: “The train was just leaving Skegness station when it happened. It caused a loud bang.

“There were lots of young children on board.”

A Network Rail spokesman said their report alleged that three youths were involved in the incident, which occured at 4.50pm.

They said it was reported the item has broken the skin of the window.

British Transport Police said it was aware of the incident and control room officers were dealing with it.

If anyone has any information, they can contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 with reference number 416 of May 29, 2015.