Railwayman shot by air rifle while working near Bonnybridge

The incident took place on the section of railway near Broomhill Road in Greenhill.
The incident took place on the section of railway near Broomhill Road in Greenhill.
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A thug took a pot shot at a railway contractor with an air rifle while he was working on the main line yesterday morning.

The 48-year-old man was inspecting tracks in Greenhill at around 8 a.m. on Sunday when he felt sharp pain in his leg.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment and was later released.

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information.

A search of the immediate area, which is close to houses in Broomhill Road, has taken place and inquiries, including door-to-door, are ongoing to find the person responsible.

Detective Constable Andrew Egan, the BTP officer in charge of the investigation, is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

He said: “This was a completely random attack on someone at their work. Anyone who has information regarding who was responsible should contact BTP as a matter of urgency.”