Wooden pallet thrown at Penzance-bound train narrowly missing driver
A Penzance-bound train was attacked with a wooden pallet that was hurled from a bridge and smashed into the driver's cab, this week.
The train driver "remarkably" escaped uninjured after the wood splintered and shattered the front window of Saturday's 8.50am Aberdeen to Penzance CrossCountry service, according to a spokeswoman for British Transport Police who are investigating the incident.
A groups of youths had been seen hanging around on the bridge, in Ferryhill, County Durham before the train was struck.
Following the incident, the train continued at a reduced speed into Darlington station, where it was taken out of service.