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loco motive £3k reward for info after vehicle set on fire on railway lines in Co Derry causes 'near miss'

The police have released images of a white Range Rover seen around the time of the incident

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The PSNI would like to speak to anyone who has information on this Range Rover which was seen on the Limestone Road

The PSNI would like to speak to anyone who has information on this Range Rover which was seen on the Limestone Road

The PSNI would like to speak to anyone who has information on this Range Rover which was seen on the Limestone Road

The PSNI are appealing for information after a car was abandoned and set on fire on railway tracks near Limavady earlier this year.

On Monday April 12, at around 9pm, the vehicle was left on the train tracks forcing an oncoming train to come to an emergency stop.

The police said the swift actions of the driver saved those onboard the train from death or serious injury.

Police have now released images and CCTV of a white Range Rover which was in the area at the time of the incident and the charity Crimestoppers has put forward a £3,000 reward for anyone who has information.

Detective Inspector David McKenna said: ““As part of our investigation, we are appealing for information in relation to a vehicle we believe can assist with our enquiries.

"Today (Friday 9th July), we are releasing CCTV footage and are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a white coloured Range Rover Evoque that was seen in the area of Limestone Road at the time of the incident.

“The traumatic events in April have left a lasting impact on not only those on the train, but those within the local community. There has been widespread outrage regarding this mindless incident, and we thank everyone for their assistance and cooperation so far with our investigation.

“This renewed appeal for information, in which we are trying to trace the movements of this vehicle, is of vital importance to help bring those responsible to justice.

“The independent charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £3,000 to anyone providing information directly and anonymously to Crimestoppers which leads to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons linked to this incident. We are very grateful for their cooperation as part of this investigation.

“If anyone saw this white Range Rover Evoque in the Limestone Road or surrounding area at the time of the incident, we would ask them to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1945 12/04/21. If anyone has dash-cam footage taken between 8pm and 9:30pm on Monday 12th April when travelling along the Limestone Road, this would also be extremely helpful for our enquiries.

“Alternatively, to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 or complete their simple and secure anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org."

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