A MOTHER has been left angered after a train window was shattered by what she believes was an air rife shot.

The outer pane on a Transport for Wales (TfW) service from Hereford to Newport was smashed, and left her 17-year-old daughter “extremely scared and anxious”.

In a warning to others on Facebook, the mother who did not want to be named, said it was done by someone “obviously out to hurt somebody shooting a packed train”.

It happened at around 8.30pm on August 28 as the train passed Belmont Fields, near Ross Road.

She said: “I rang them [TfW] fuming and asked what was going on, and had the person been caught. They said they were out looking but that it was a big area and it was probably kids with a air rifle.

“My daughter has been in the cadets for years and even passed the Army entrance test, which she later decided against. She has handled live weapons and informed me a lead bullet would not do the damage it did.”

She told British Transport Police her daughter was shaken up by what she described as a “scary and confusing experience”.

A TfW spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the outer pane of one of our train windows was shattered by an object between Hereford and Abergavenny.

“We have not been able to confirm what the object was. However, the incident was reported to our partners at British Transport Police. Train windows are built and designed specifically with safety in mind and the outer pane took the impact on this occasion.

“We recognise this must have been a stressful incident for those onboard, and we’ll be happy to discuss any concerns they may have with them.”