A Northwood resident was left outraged after a group of teens set off a firework on a train and kicked it towards her.
Keiko, who got on the Southbound Metropolitan line at Northwood Station, was already on edge when the group of 20 schoolkids got on at Northwood Hills Underground station, because they were acting disorderly.
The resident described the incident, which took place on Tuesday, November 3 at around 3.30pm.
She said: “They were very noisy and raucous – they went and stood in the carriage next to me and it became quite clear that they were plotting something.
Another passenger confronted them to see what they were up to and found out that they had fireworks on them. He pleaded with them to go to a park to set them off.”
Keiko, who was travelling to London for a work meeting, said that by the time the train arrived at Harrow-on-the-Hill Station, she was alone in the carriage and the teens were still in the next one over.
She explained: “When the train pulled up, they all ran away quickly and I saw that the fireworks had been lit on the floor.
“One of them kicked it towards me before they ran off and it exploded all across the floor around me – luckily it circled me and left black marks all along the floor of the carriage.
“I was more appalled than frightened, because I knew in advance that they had fireworks. If it had suddenly happened without warning then it may have been different.
“My real concern is whether they would do this again – what if they did it to someone who had a heart condition or to a child?”
A spokesperson for the British Transport Police told NorthwoodNews: “Officers spoke with the victim following her report and are in the process of carrying out enquiries, including a review of CCTV. The victim will be updated as the investigation progresses.”