Train driver injured by laser in Gloucester

A train driver was injured when a green laser was shone into his eyes as he passed through Gloucester.

The incident happened as the train went under a footbridge off Southfield Road in the White City area at about 21:30 GMT on Thursday.

Police said two youths were seen on the bridge but nobody was found when officers searched the area.

The spokesman said the driver was not only distracted but could have suffered serious damage to his eyes.

He was treated by paramedics when the train, the 20:41 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill service, reached Gloucester.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the driver was still in pain and awaiting the results of tests on his eyes, but was expected to make a full recovery.

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