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Police appeal over wrecking spree at warehouse near Huddersfield Railway Station

Detectives want to hear from anyone whose car was damaged

Police want to hear from people whose cars or property were damaged in a Huddersfield town centre wrecking spree.

Yobs hurled slates and other missiles from scaffolding at the former railway warehouse next to Huddersfield Railway Station.

Cars were damaged by building materials, metal poles and other debris thrown from the scaffolding on Tuesday night.

The yobs were on the scaffolding at the former St George’s Warehouse for around four hours. Trains had to be halted on the main Huddersfield to Leeds lines and several were delayed by more than half-an-hour.

The drama started at around 6.30pm and officers from West Yorkshire Police and the British Transport Police, backed by the police helicopter, were called to the scene. Firefighters were also despatched.

Police later arrested three teenagers, two boys aged 16 and a 15-year-old girl. All three were released on bail pending further enquiries.

It has been estimated that the cost of damage and train delays reached a staggering £300,000.

Det Insp Stef Wiseman, of Kirklees CID, said enquiries were continuing.

She appealed for anyone who had suffered damage as a result of what happened to contact Kirklees CID via 101.

The warehouse is currently under renovation.

In unrelated investigations, police would like to speak to the people pictured in the image gallery below. The people pictured in the images may be witnesses as well as suspects. If you recognise anyone, contact police on 101 quoting the reference number on the image caption.



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