Vandals daub rail strike joke graffiti on Wigan trains

Vandals are being hunted after spray-painting graffiti over four trains in Wigan.

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 3:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th December 2018, 4:08 pm
One of the vandalised carriages in Wigan

British Transport Police say the yobs caused £5,000 in damage to the carriages which were in sidings near Wallgate station during the early hours of November 18.

One of the trains had to be removed from service to allow the graffiti to be cleaned off.

The siding is located near to Prescott Street in Wigan.

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Officers today asked for witnesses to get in touch, in particular anyone who was near to the sidings and saw a group acting suspiciously on the night of November 17 and into the early hours of November 18.

Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in the officers investigation.

Pass information to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405060 quoting reference 133 of 18/11/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.