A ScotRail train service had to be cancelled yesterday after yobs threw a traffic cone off of a bridge and smashed a train window.

Luckily no one was injured in the incident but British Transport Police say the action could have killed the driver and risked the lives of everyone onboard.

The incident happened at Cove Bay on Saturday

The train, which was running from Aberdeen to Montrose, had to be taken out of service after the incident in Cove Bay on Saturday.

British Transport Police are investigation and anyone with information is being urged to get in touch.

A statement posted on Twitter by the force said: "ScotRail service Aberdeen to Montrose was had taken out of service today after a traffic cone was thrown from a bridge in #CoveBay.

"Luckily, no one was injured, but this reckless action could have seriously injured or killed the driver and risked the lives of everyone onboard.

"BTP Aberdeen are investigating and would encourage anyone with any information to contact police."

Outraged locals took to social media to express their anger at the incident.

One person said: "Kick up the arse is what’s needed absolutely shocking wasn’t that long ago folk lost lives in a train accident just up the road."

Another added: "Was very saddened to read this report. Thank goodness an accident was avoided. What a dangerous, stupid act."

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