Police investigate damage to trains after reports of stone throwing on the railway at Grantham

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Police are investigating an incident last night in which stones are reported to have been thrown at two trains on the East Coast railway line in Grantham.

The incident caused delays to trains passing through the town. Emergency services attended and a search of the line was made but no one was found. It is also believed a police helicopter was used in the search which was undertaken about 7pm.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Officers carried out a search of the line in the Grantham area yesterday evening following reports of damage to trains, believed to have been caused by stonethrowing.

“At least two trains were targeted, sustaining damage to windows.

“Enquiries into the matter are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 429 of 13/01/16. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”