Vandals put TV on Leeds commuter line
- 4 October 2012
- From the section Leeds & West Yorkshire
Vandals putting objects on a railway line in West Yorkshire are placing lives at risk, police have warned.
British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating a spate of incidents on the busy commuter line between Kirkstall and Calverley in Leeds.
An animal feed trough lid, a TV, a metal bar and tree branches have all been placed on the line.
The Northern Rail company has offered a £1,000 reward for information that may identify those responsible.
Insp Richard Price said: "It really is only a matter of time before a train is derailed and someone is killed.
"Why someone would place objects on the tracks in what looks like a deliberate act to cause a derailment, really is beyond me."