After damage in a Metrolink tram, police have released images of two men in connection with the incident. Inspector Steve Henderson of GMP’s Transport Unit, said: “The damage caused to the trams is unacceptable and has caused significant disruption to the travelling public as well as the financial implication for TfGM.”
The incident happened on Friday 18 June at around 10 pm in a Metrolink tram. After the tram was boarded at Event City by large groups of people, substantial damage occurred by two people. The tram was taken off line for repairs.
Enquires are ongoing for the incident. Officers released the images of two people that officers would like to speak about the damage in the tram.
Inspector Steve Henderson of GMP’s Transport Unit said: “This incident occurred following the England v Scotland Euros match screening and we appreciate that fans will want to celebrate but it is worth stressing that any such celebrations should be done so safely and responsibly.”
“We’ve released these images of two men we would like to speak to in connection with the incident and we’re appealing to anyone who may have information that could assist officers in identifying these men to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”
“Alternatively, if anyone was aboard the tram at the time or has information that could assist our investigation please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, said: “I understand that sometimes emotions run high, but the behaviour we have seen after recent screenings of football matches is completely unacceptable.”
“We want England to do well, and I’m hoping they have three more games left to play in this tournament, but if further vandalism occurs we may be forced to stop supporting these events – otherwise we’ll be left with too few trams to operate the network.”