[29 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Hunt On For Rail
Beer Keg Vandals
put the lives of rail passengers in Coventry at risk when they put
a beer barrel on the track and caused the trainís brakes to
keg was put on the line near Coundon Road and struck the 22.10
from Coventry to Leicester.
train was forced to stop after the brake pipes were damaged.
Engineers were called to the scene and spent an hour fixing the
train before it was allowed to go on its way.
20 passengers were on board the train last Friday evening.
Railtrack spokesman said they were told to wait and were
eventually taken to their destination
Transport Police say they are hunting the vandals responsible for
the incident, which could have had far more serious consequences.
who knows who is responsible, or who saw anything, should call