Police investigate after Hatfield arson attack on Welwyn Garden City bound Great Northern train

WGC station

WGC station - Credit: Archant

Police are hunting a gang of youths after an arson attack on a Great Northern train.

The attack happened just before 1am this morning (Thursday) at Hatfield station.

The train was heading to Welwyn Garden City from London King’s Cross.

A spokesman for Great Northern trains said: “At 1am this morning, a couple alighting from a London service at Welwyn Garden City, told station staff that at Hatfield further up the line, youths had got off the train then tried to stuff a lighted newspaper through one of its open windows.

“The newspaper thankfully dropped to the ground outside the train.

“We’re appealing for the couple or any other witness to contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting crime reference number 28 of 25/06/15.”