Westcliff: Criminal Damage At Train Station

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after the glass doors at Westcliff rail station were kicked, smashing the glass.

The incident happened on Sunday April 8th but officers have today (Tuesday May 8th) released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. 

PC Cornell, of BTP based at Southend station, said: "Around 2am, a man - who was alone at the time - walking past Westcliff station entered the booking hall office from the front entrance. He then, out of nowhere, forcefully kicked the sliding glass door, causing it to smash.

"After the incident, he turned around and left the station continuing in the direction he had been walking."

Officers have viewed CCTV in the minutes leading up to the incident and believe this is completely out of the blue.

PC Cornell added: "This reckless act of mindless criminal damage which not only put himself in danger, but could have caused injury to others using the door the following morning. We are working to establish whoever is responsible and I am urging anyone recognises this man, who is believed to have key information, to come forward."

c2c Group Station Manager Sarah Hoey said: "Mindless acts of vandalism like this simply inconvenience our customers, and cost money that could have been spent on improving Westcliff station for the benefit of everyone who uses it. Anyone who recognises this man should contact the British Transport Police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B10/LNA of 30/04/2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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