Costly damage to Diss rail machine
Diss train station forms part of a British Transport Police investigation into attacks on train station ticket vending machines across England.
About £50,000 worth of damage and losses has been caused in Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Norfolk, with ticket machines attacked at Audley End, Arlesey, Hook, Welwyn North, Micheldever and Diss stations between October and December last year.
The gang broke into Diss station on October 16, and caused damage costing nearly £18,500.
Detective Constable Nick Thompson, investigating the incidents, said: “The group of men targeted rail stations in the early hours, with one of them breaking into the machine while others acted as lookouts.
“We believe this gang is responsible for all six attacks, which have caused an astonishing £50,000 of damage to train operating companies’ property.
“Not only was the damage left by these vandals extremely costly to the railway, their actions made machines unusable, causing passengers immense inconvenience and frustration.”
Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting crime reference B9/LNA.
Information can also given to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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