Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway ‘devastated’ after vandals damage train coaches

A number of train coaches have been damaged after vandals targeted Mid-Norfolk Railway – including a brake coach the railway had spent £45,000 restoring.

Vandals broke into the grounds of the Mid-Norfolk Railway in Dereham some time between Friday 1 May and Monday 4 May.

They went on to smash several railway carriage windows, and a seasonal display was also damaged, resulting in extensive, high value damages.

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Bosses at the railway said they’d recently spent £45,000 restoring one of the brake coaches which was targeted in the incident.

A spokesperson added that the attack “couldn’t have come at a worse time”, with the railway currently not running any services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The railway is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact PC Sophie Webster at Dereham Police Station on 101, quoting crime reference number 36/29074/20. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555111.

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