New Cumnock Railway Station was left in a sorry state last night after vandals pelted windows and destroyed shelters.

Multiple windows of the station cafe were put through and one of the shutters too, in what looks like an attempt to gain access to the premises.

As well as those of the cafe, the windows of the two shelters designed to protect passengers from the elements were also destroyed.

The damage is said to have been done around 6.50pm yesterday (Tuesday, November 24). It is not yet known who the perpetrators are.

Cumnock Chronicle:

British Transport Police said they were made aware of trespassers on the line near the station and also the vandalism. 

Their statement read: "British Transport Police were called to New Cumnock railway station at 6.59pm yesterday (November 24) following reports of trespassers on the line and vandalism to a platform shelter.

"Enquiries into this incident are ongoing."

Cumnock Chronicle:

According the ScotRail website the station does have CCTV and so the acts of the vandals could well have been caught on camera.

A ScotRail spokesperson said: “We deplore vandalism of any kind and anti-social behaviour has no place on Scotland’s Railway. We have been made aware of this incident and we are taking it extremely seriously.

“We continue to work with British Transport Police to clamp down on unacceptable behaviour and would ask our customers to contact BTP if they see anything suspicious.”

Cumnock Chronicle:

The station is looked after by a volunteer through the ScotRail Adopt a Station initiative, we have reached out for their thoughts on the vandalism.