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Romney Hythe and Dymchurch train derailed by vandals

Contributed by editor on Nov 09, 2004 - 08:41 PM


ROMNEY HYTHE AND DYMCHURCH TRAIN DERAILED BY VANDALS     

Just a day after  seven people died when a passenger train ploughed into a car o­n an unmanned level crossing, vandals  struck o­n the Romney, Hythe  and Dymchurch miniature railway.

A  3 metre plank of wood placed across both tracks caused the front two wheels of a train to come off the rails.

Nobody was injured but police have warned the incident o­n Sunday afternoon (7 November) could have resulted in deaths.

The plank was left o­n the rails at the back of Jewsons Builders Merchants in Dymchurch Road, Hythe.

In August 2003 a driver o­n the railway, was killed when his train collided with a car o­n a level crossing.

Kent Police want anyone with information about the incident, which happened at about 1.30pm o­n Sunday, to contact them 01303 850055 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111, who can be called anonymously.