Leeds & West Yorkshire

Vandals put TV on Leeds commuter line

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."

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