Teen charged after dropping paver in front of speeding train

Police have charged a teenage boy after a paver, weighing more than 500g, was allegedly dropped in front of a speeding train at Toongabbie yesterday.

Officers from the Police Transport Command were called to Toongabbie Railway Station following reports a compressed rubber paver had been thrown from a footbridge in front of a westbound train shortly after 4.15pm.

About 30 minutes later, police arrested two boys, both aged 14, at the station. Officers allege a knife was found in the pants of one boy when he was searched.


The boys were taken to Blacktown Police Station where the teen from Toongabbie was charged with

Drop thing on or towards public passenger vehicle, Wield knife in a public place, Common assault, Destroy or damage property, and Smoke in or on public passenger vehicle/train/public place.

The boy was granted conditional and is due to appear in a children’s court on Thursday 7 April 2016.

The second teen, who is from Doonside, will be dealt with by youth caution for the offence of malicious damage.