Police are investigating a break-in which caused £20,000 worth of damage on a railway line in Catcliffe
British Transport Police said that intruders broke in to the railway and started a digger before causing serious damage to the railway fencing panels and railway sidings.
Between approximately 9pm on 9 April and 5am on 10 April, vandals gained access to the railway in Catcliffe, near to the M1 motorway.
Shortly after the suspects set fire to the digger.
PC Roy Percival from BTP said: “This reckless behaviour caused a serious amount of damage and has cost thousands in repair bills.”
“Quite frankly, I am outraged that someone went to such extensive effort to cause damage, which could have ended in far serious circumstances.”
“I am very keen to hear from anyone who was in the Catcliffe area of Rotherham during the evening of 9 April who saw someone acting suspiciously. Particularly, if you saw anyone acting suspiciously near to the railway at this time.”
Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police by sending a text to 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1900029936.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.