Cops hunt for ‘abusive’ fan

Scotrail train
Scotrail train

British Transport Police is appealing for information after a train conductor was verbally abused by a man travelling on a train travelling between Edinburgh Waverley and Dunblane ont Sunday, March 22.

The incident happened soon after the 3.35pm Edinburgh to Dunblane train started its journey.

The conductor asked a group of men, believed to be returning from a football match in the city, to stop shouting and chanting as there were other passengers, including children, travelling on the train.

The conductor, a 47-year-old man, was then subjected to offensive verbal abuse by one of the group, described as being aged in his 20s, around 6ft tall, slim build and wearing an orange jacket.

The group alighted from the train at Stirling and CCTV footage from the station and the train will be reviewed to help identify the man responsible.

Constable Fiona Macaulay, the BTP officer investigating the incident, is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

She said: “Rail staff and other passengers should be able to work and travel without encountering antisocial behaviour of any kind. I am therefore keen to speak with anyone who was on the train and witnessed the abuse to contact BTP.”

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016 – quoting reference B3 of 23/03/2015.