You’d think a train station would be safe as houses. However, under-construction Edinburgh station has been hit hard by a group of mindless thugs. British Transport Police said Edinburgh Gateway suffered “extensive damage” when it was targeted between 7.30pm and 9pm on Saturday.
Smashed windows, daubed graffiti and a plethora of damage to expensive machinery were just some of the violent acts committed on their rampage of destruction. BTP revealed the cost of the damage at the station, in the Gogar area, has been estimated at £45,000 to £60,000. Being covered for Contractors All Risks insurance would cover you for unexpected events like this, and ensure that you don’t loose out should the worst happen.
Inspector Lindsay Clarkson said: “BTP takes criminal damage the rail network extremely seriously. It is nothing more than selfish vandalism that makes people fearful of their surroundings and costs the railway industry thousands of pounds to clean up.
“Unfortunately the costs associated with the clear up and fixing the damage caused are ultimately covered by the fare-paying passenger, which is not acceptable.
“I am certain that someone out there may know something that would help us catch the person or people responsible, and I would very much like to hear from them. Any information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
Anyone with any information about the incident has been asked to come forward and contact British Transport Police on Freephone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 577 of 11/6.