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.


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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.