This happened in a place that I know because my brother lives in the town: Lingwood, Norfolk. There is a pedestrian railway crossing near the station.
We are told that just before 5:20 pm on September 15th a person or persons in undergrowth near this railway crossing threw a litter of kittens at a moving train.
It is the sort of behavior that could only be actions of someone on drugs, surely? They must be mentally ill. If not they are the cruellest person in the UK this morning.
The driver of the train (travelling from Norwich to Great Yarmouth) saw the incident and reported it. Therefore it seems that the kittens were thrown at the front of the train. Obviously the intention was to kill them all.
It is not clear if the kittens were in a container or whether they were thrown together.
The British Transport Police found one dead kitten and an dead adult cat. The adult cat had apparently died before the incident. Perhaps she was the mother.
Four kittens survived which I think is extraordinary. Two have been rehomed by Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Hemsby.
I heard the news on the radio this morning while lying in bed. It shocked me. It is the behavior of this individual which is so shocking. One has to ask why? We know there is a rescue centre near by so what was so hard about taking the kittens to that rescue centre?
This is why I have the impression that the criminal who did this is on drugs of some sort. There is a sort of sad underclass in the UK whose behavior is beyond the pale. It is upsetting to decent, ordinary people.