Glasgow & West Scotland

Group of women sought over train abuse of passenger

British Transport Police are attempting to trace a group of women who abused a vulnerable train passenger in Glasgow.

The 37-year-old female victim, who uses a walking stick, boarded the Dalmuir-bound train at Blantyre station at about 11:00 on Wednesday 12 October.

After the group of women boarded at Dalmarnock they verbally abused the victim and knocked her bag from a seat which struck and injured her foot.

They left the train at Glasgow Central. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Det Con Laura McClelland, of British Transport Police, said: "This was a highly distressing and upsetting ordeal for this woman who was minding her own business.

"The group were not provoked in any way and their nasty language will simply not be tolerated.

"Everyone has the right to travel without the fear of being targeted for who they are.

"I am very keen to hear from anyone who might have witnessed what happened on board this service. I'm also very be keen to hear from two other men who helped the victim as I am certain you'll be able to assist my inquiries."

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