Police appeal for information on broken ticket machine

Echo: Police appeal for information on broken ticket machine Police appeal for information on broken ticket machine

COPS are appealing for information after a ticket machine was vandalised at Leigh train station.

The ticket machine was damaged sometime between 8.45pm and 10pm on December 27, the front screen of a ticket vending machine had been broken.

Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) have interviewed station staff, checked CCTV footage and spoken to local police teams but have been unable to find the culprit.

Now PC Ian Anderson, based at BTP Southend, is appealing for any members of the public who might have information about who is responsible to come forward.

He said: “The front screen of the ticket machine was smashed using a plastic floor sign.

“It is believed that the damage was caused by a group of around 12 youths or teenagers, both male and female.

“No items or money was stolen during this incident, but nevertheless this was a mindless act of vandalism, and the damage left by those responsible is extremely costly to the railway.

“Not only did it cause inconvenience to those passengers wishing to use it the next day, but c2c had to replace the machine.

“I’d urge anyone who has any information about this incident, to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting LNA/B4 of 28/01/2014. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:59am Tue 28 Jan 14

QuestionTime says...

Echo, what's with using the word COPS? Cheap and poorly worded by your crime reporter, best send him back to play his part in the Sweeny!
Echo, what's with using the word COPS? Cheap and poorly worded by your crime reporter, best send him back to play his part in the Sweeny! QuestionTime
  • Score: 15

11:06am Tue 28 Jan 14

andy:) says...

Perhaps someone saw the new ticket prices and flipped !
Perhaps someone saw the new ticket prices and flipped ! andy:)
  • Score: 10

11:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

DCLEIGH says...

As ever, it is idiots from up the line who come and get drunk in the bars of LOS and decide to vent their feeling of uselessness by doing damage. They should have 2 POLICEMEN there from 7pm to 11pm. (If in doubt, see Spain, France, Germany, etc,etc).
As ever, it is idiots from up the line who come and get drunk in the bars of LOS and decide to vent their feeling of uselessness by doing damage. They should have 2 POLICEMEN there from 7pm to 11pm. (If in doubt, see Spain, France, Germany, etc,etc). DCLEIGH
  • Score: 6

12:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

DCLEIGH wrote:
As ever, it is idiots from up the line who come and get drunk in the bars of LOS and decide to vent their feeling of uselessness by doing damage. They should have 2 POLICEMEN there from 7pm to 11pm. (If in doubt, see Spain, France, Germany, etc,etc).
good luck in finding 2 spare old bill to nurse a train station all night......... the rail operators should hire security if there is continued vandalism, stores are having to do it to prevent theft so why not....
[quote][p][bold]DCLEIGH[/bold] wrote: As ever, it is idiots from up the line who come and get drunk in the bars of LOS and decide to vent their feeling of uselessness by doing damage. They should have 2 POLICEMEN there from 7pm to 11pm. (If in doubt, see Spain, France, Germany, etc,etc).[/p][/quote]good luck in finding 2 spare old bill to nurse a train station all night......... the rail operators should hire security if there is continued vandalism, stores are having to do it to prevent theft so why not.... pembury53
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Crazy_Rider says...

I actually respect these people. Well done. We get ripped off enough.
I actually respect these people. Well done. We get ripped off enough. Crazy_Rider
  • Score: -6

4:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

John Bull 40 says...

Crime in Leigh, that's unusual.
Crime in Leigh, that's unusual. John Bull 40
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

QuestionTime wrote:
Echo, what's with using the word COPS? Cheap and poorly worded by your crime reporter, best send him back to play his part in the Sweeny!
Cops...short for Coppers, in other words the writer is saying.."Coppers are appealing for information".....it don't sound right neither does Cops.

interviewed station staff....Mmmm surely they wouldn't have done it.
Just mindless vandalism done by idiots who will grow up at some point.
[quote][p][bold]QuestionTime[/bold] wrote: Echo, what's with using the word COPS? Cheap and poorly worded by your crime reporter, best send him back to play his part in the Sweeny![/p][/quote]Cops...short for Coppers, in other words the writer is saying.."Coppers are appealing for information".....it don't sound right neither does Cops. interviewed station staff....Mmmm surely they wouldn't have done it. Just mindless vandalism done by idiots who will grow up at some point. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Nebs says...

pembury53 wrote:
DCLEIGH wrote:
As ever, it is idiots from up the line who come and get drunk in the bars of LOS and decide to vent their feeling of uselessness by doing damage. They should have 2 POLICEMEN there from 7pm to 11pm. (If in doubt, see Spain, France, Germany, etc,etc).
good luck in finding 2 spare old bill to nurse a train station all night......... the rail operators should hire security if there is continued vandalism, stores are having to do it to prevent theft so why not....
I wonder if they will manage to find a few spare policemen for Prince Charles visit tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCLEIGH[/bold] wrote: As ever, it is idiots from up the line who come and get drunk in the bars of LOS and decide to vent their feeling of uselessness by doing damage. They should have 2 POLICEMEN there from 7pm to 11pm. (If in doubt, see Spain, France, Germany, etc,etc).[/p][/quote]good luck in finding 2 spare old bill to nurse a train station all night......... the rail operators should hire security if there is continued vandalism, stores are having to do it to prevent theft so why not....[/p][/quote]I wonder if they will manage to find a few spare policemen for Prince Charles visit tomorrow. Nebs
  • Score: 4

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