Vandals Wreck Historic Train Carriage
8:16am 22nd March 2014
Volunteers at Swanage Railway have been left distraught after vandals spray painted one of their historic train carriages with graffiti.
The damage happened between midnight and 6am on Saturday 15th March at the station.
Sergeant Jon McCarthy, of Purbeck police, said: "This crime has caused a vast amount of expense and inconvenience to the railway company which is predominantly run by volunteers for the benefit of the public.
"This crime is extremely distressing for them and they face hundreds hours of restoration work to put this right and could not have come at a worse time of year with Easter just around the corner.
"I have released three images of the graffiti in the hope that someone will have knowledge about those responsible. I urge any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.
"All calls will be treated with the strictest confidence."
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting crime number C:14:C:10526. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.