Police searching for sectarian train gang

Police Scotland were called to the scene. Picture: TSPL
Police Scotland were called to the scene. Picture: TSPL

Transport police are looking for a group of young men for singing sectarian songs on a train after a football match.

The group of around eight men, aged in their mid to late teens, are thought to have been at the SPFL East Stirlingshire v East Fife game at Ochilview Park on Saturday, January 23.

They boarded the 17.28 Dunblane to Edinburgh train at Larbert and got off at Linlithgow after their religiously offensive singing resulted in the train being delayed.

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information on the incident and is checking CCTV footage from the train and stations.

Anyone who was on the train or at the stations who may have information that can help identify those involved is asked to get in touch on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016, quoting reference B8 of 01/02/2016.

Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.