Appeal after men intimidate passengers on train between Edinburgh and Inverkeithing

British Transport Police are appealing for information following the incident on Saturday.
British Transport Police are appealing for information following the incident on Saturday.

An appeal for information has been issued after a group of men intimidated other passengers and behaved in a disorderly manner on a train between Edinburgh and Inverkeithing on Saturday.

The group of between six and eight men boarded the 10,08pm service to Dundee at platform 14 in Edinburgh Waverley and as the train left started jumping up and down and banging the carriage roof.

They are also reported to have been singing and shouting and lay in the luggage racks.

The service was busy with other passengers – including young children – who reported feeling threatened by the group’s actions.

British Transport Police are now appealing for information in relation to the incident.

CCTV from on the train and at stations will be reviewed in an attempt to identify those involved.

Constable Jan Langer is urging anyone who was on the train and who can provide information regarding the identity of the men to contact British Transport Police.

He said: “The behaviour is not something passengers should be faced with while travelling.

“It is believed that other passengers recorded the incidents on their mobile phones and anyone who has footage is urged to get in touch.”

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016. Information can also be given through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.