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Man goes on rampage with sledgehammer

Man goes on rampage with sledgehammer

A sledgehammer-wielding man has gone on the rampage at a Network Rail compound causing up to £30,000 worth of damage, UK police said.

He smashed computers, toilets, windows and walls after breaking into the site near London Victoria railway station.

The man also stole a key for a Network Rail vehicle, which he drove through a closed gate before abandoning it nearby.

British Transport Police have launched an appeal to find the man, who carried out the carnage shortly before 9am on Saturday October 22.

Detective sergeant Krishan Appannah said: "This was an utterly meaningless rampage. By stealing a van and driving it so erratically, this could have had lethal consequences for either the man himself or a passing member of the public.

"His 30-minute path of destruction is estimated to have caused roughly £20,000 to £30,000 worth of damage. This is simply unacceptable and we are working hard to trace him, however I need your help.

"I would urge anyone who recognises this man to contact us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 132 of November 8, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.