Friday, 15 May 2009
Images of graffiti sprayed onto a train as it sat in Wick railway station in Caithness have been released by British Transport Police.**********, 26, from Hanover in Germany and who has an address in Manchester, pled guilty to vandalism at Wick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
She was ordered to pay train operator First ScotRail £1,290 in compensation.
British Transport Police said the sum was half the estimated cost of cleaning the graffiti from the train.
Pc Stephen Hughes said such acts of vandalism cost the rail industry across Britain millions of pounds each year.
He said: "This sentence sends out the clear message that vandalism and criminality on the rail network in Scotland will not be tolerated."