Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Men sought over train racial abuse

Train buffers

Transport officers want to trace a group of men who behaved rowdily on a train and used "racially offensive" language towards another passenger.

The incident happened on the 22:08 service between Edinburgh and Dundee on Saturday.

The group of six were reported to have been shouting, swearing and banging the tables on the train.

A woman who asked them to be quiet during the journey was then racially abused, British Transport Police said.

The men got off the train when it arrived at Kirkcaldy.

One of them is about 6ft, of a medium build and aged in his late teens or 20s with short light brown hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt, green trousers and white training shoes.

Another man is about 6ft, of a medium build and aged about 30. He had dark, balding hair and was wearing a shirt.

The British Transport Police said CCTV footage from the train and stations would be looked at to try and identify those responsible. Officers appealed for anyone on the train with information to contact them.

Meanwhile, the force is also asking for information after a group of men sang "religiously offensive songs" on a train travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh on Sunday.

The incident happened on the 23:30 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley service and the group of about 10 or 12 men got off the train when it arrived at Haymarket station.

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