Police hunt for vandals who threw stones at tube trains
Vandals who threw stones at tube trains travelling through East Ham underground station are wanted by police.
Five tube trains were left with damaged windows following the attacks at around 5.30am on Monday.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after tones were thrown at two District line trains and three Hammersmith and City line trains.
Sergeant Robert Trippick said: “Two men are believed to have trespassed onto the track before throwing stones at passing trains.
“This behaviour is incredibly irresponsible and dangerous and we will do everything we can to bring the offenders to justice.”
Officers want to trace a man who was seen in the area at the time. He is described as white, around 25 to 30 years old with short brown hair.
He was wearing a dark hooded top and dark track suit bottoms at the time.
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A second man, a 30-year-old from Barking, has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting background LUA/B8 of 26/11/13.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.