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Man throws bicycle on to railway tracks in anger
Police are searching for a man who allegedly hurled a bicycle on to the railway tracks in anger.
A man threw the bike during an argument with a woman at Leatherhead station at 8.16am on Monday.
The bike had to be removed from the tracks leading to delays on services from Dorking and Guildford, through Leatherhead and Ashtead, to Epsom.
British Transport Police’s PC Ian Stack said: "A young couple with a bike were seen arguing in the alleyway by the station.
"A short while later, the man was seen to throw the bicycle onto the railway line.
"This caused a passing train driver to stop his service and remove the bike from the tracks, which delayed trains through the area."
Officers are making enquiries to find out the identity of the man responsible.
PC Stack said: "This was a stupid act of anger which caused delays at a very busy time for the railway on a Monday morning, as commuters were trying to get to work, school and to important appointments.
"Throwing anything, particularly of this size on to the train tracks is not only stupid but extremely dangerous.
"Thankfully the train did not hit the bike and no one was injured as a result of the incident, but I want to make it clear that BTP does not tolerate behaviour of this kind.
"People who throw objects onto the railway tracks are endangering both the safety of themselves and others.
"It is important that anyone who has any information that could help with this investigation come forward so that the people involved can be dealt with."
Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B10/LSA of 24/10/2013.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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