Assault on train prompts police appeal

Photographer Ian Georgeson, 07921 567360 Scotrail, Network Rail, Waverley Railway Station
Photographer Ian Georgeson, 07921 567360 Scotrail, Network Rail, Waverley Railway Station

British Transport Police is appealing for information after a woman was assaulted on a train travelling from Glenrothes.

Shortly after 9pm on October 22, a woman was slapped across the face by a man in the train’s front carriage, travelling to Edinburgh Waverley

The man, who was white, bald and wearing a ‘Stone Island’-branded jacket, was believed to be with a larger group of men.

The victim got off the train at Dalmeny Station at 9.47pm and was with a man, who was said by witnesses to have been “sobbing uncontrollably”.

She has not reported the incident to police, but officers would like to speak to her about what happened.

She was in her early or mid twenties, with blonde hair and was wearing a bomber jacket and black leggings.

Investigating officer PC Liam Harper said: “We would like to speak to the woman who was hurt in this incident as we believe it left her extremely distressed.

“Violence of this nature is completely unacceptable and so I urge anyone who saw the incident, or knows what happened, to get in touch immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 157 of 24/11.