Train driver treated in hospital after brick smashes windscreen

  • Northern regional director says it was 'a shocking incident that could have had fatal consequences'
  • £1,000 reward offeed to anyone who can help convict those responsible
  • Driver recovering at home after being treated in hospital with facial injuries

A train driver was taken to hospital after being rained on with shards of glass when a brick was hurled at his windscreen. 

A reward of £1,000 has been offered by train operator Northern to anyone who can help convict the people responsible for the incident on Friday.

The driver, who has not been named, is now recovering at his home after being treated in hospital with facial injuries and urges people to “stop taking risks on the railway”.

Glass from the windscreen sprayed into the driver’s face before he was rushed to hospital

The brick was thrown at the train as it was travelling towards Clifton in Salford at around 10pm on Friday. 

Northern’s regional director, Chris Jackson, said: “We need to find them before they do something similar.

“It’s hard to believe that anyone would put the safety of others at risk by such reckless behaviour. 

“Officers are investigating,and I am appealing to anyone with information about the incident to come forward. 

“This was a shocking incident that could have had fatal consequences.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

  • Additional reporting: Neil Lancefield, PA transport correspondent