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Men sought over sectarian song singing on Linlithgow train

Linlithgow station
Image caption The group boarded the 18:15 service from Edinburgh to Glasgow at Linlithgow station

Transport police are searching for a group of men who sang sectarian songs on a busy train.

The group of five or six boarded the 18:15 service from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street at Linlithgow station on Saturday.

While they were travelling to Falkirk High they sang sectarian songs and acted in a threatening and abusive manner, British Transport Police said.

The only description of the men is that they were all under the age of 40.

Officers are reviewing CCTV from the train and the stations to try and identify those involved.

PC Christopher Sutherland, of the British Transport Police, said: "There is no excuse for this sort of behaviour on public transport.

"This was a busy service and I am appealing for anyone who was on the train or at either station and witnessed this unwelcome behaviour to come forward."

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