Police hunt man who threw two vacuum cleaners onto Metro tracks in Newcastle (From The Northern Echo)
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Police hunt man who threw two vacuum cleaners onto Metro tracks in Newcastle
5:57pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A mystery man walked into an underground metro station with two vacuum cleaners - and then threw them on the track.
Police are hunting the individual behind the "unusual" crime, which caused an obstruction.
The suspect struck at Newcastle's Central Metro Station after walking in carrying the two appliances, thought to be Henry vacuum cleaners.
After inexplicably throwing them onto the track, he walked off.
Staff at the Nexus control room alerted the driver of the closest Metro train, who was able to stop and remove the vacuums from the line after climbing from his cab.
The strange offence happened at 4.50pm on Thursday, August 8.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "Police have released an image of a man seen in the area at the time who they are keen to speak to as he may have important information about the incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number, quoting reference 044857V/13. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
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