Brick dropped on train injures driver

Published Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Police have branded the dropping of a brick from a bridge over a railway line as "unbelievably stupid", after a train window was smashed and the driver injured.

Brick dropped on train injures driver
The train driver was injured but able to continue with his journey. (© Pacemaker)

Police are investigating Tuesday night's incident, which happened at about 8.20pm at Bells Lane in Lambeg.

The Irish Rail driver of the Belfast to Dublin Enterprise service sustained a minor injury to his eye, but was able to complete his journey to Dublin.

Seventeen passengers were onboard the train at the time.

Paul Givan, DUP MLA for Lagan Valley, has condemned the incident.

"This was an utterly wreckless act that could have caused serious injury or even mutiple deaths.

"It is incomprehensible why someone would do this and I appeal to anyone with information to contact the police. If this individual is caught the courts should administer the most severe punishment possible."

Lisburn Area Commander Chief Inspector Darrin Jones said:"This was an unbelievably stupid and dangerous act. Not only was the life of the driver placed in jeopardy, but also those of the passengers."

"The individuals who dropped that brick need to consider what could have happened had the driver been seriously hurt or if they had caused a tragedy, how would that feel?"

Officers are urging anyone who knows the identity of those involved to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Cathrina Mc Andrew in Ederney wrote (1,014 days ago):
wat stupid people tink dat droppin a brick on a train driver is funny they seriously need there HEADS LOOK AT!?? the mind does boggle wit stupid people and pranks like this??!
AndyinLurgan in Lurgan wrote (1,014 days ago):
Absolutely disgusting. I use this train service a good bit every year and the service is second to none,these morons need locked away if caught..I hope the driver makes a full recovery soon.
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