Youths arrested after train is derailed at Edwinstowe

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AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by British Transport Police (BTP) officers following the derailment of a freight train at Edwinstowe.

The incident happened at Thoresby Colliery Junction on Friday, 9th November, and two youths have since been arrested.

The youths, aged 15 and 17 from Edwinstowe, were arrested by BTP officers yesterday, Wednesday, 14th November, on suspicion of endangering safety and criminal damage.

They were both questioned and have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries until 4th January 2013.

BTP received reports of a freight train derailing at Thoresby Colliery at 5.20am.

The train remained upright and no-one was injured. Officers attended the scene and, following a search of the area, they discovered a substantial amount of ballast had been placed between the running rail tracks. Officers launched an investigation which led to yesterday’s arrest.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident by contacting BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting log 299 of 9th November, you do not have to give your name. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.