Appeal following Kirkcaldy station assault

British Transport Police are appealing for information following the incident at the weekend.
British Transport Police are appealing for information following the incident at the weekend.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured following an assault at Kirkcaldy Railway Station.

The 25-year-old victim, who is from Kirkcaldy, exhanged words with another man after they bumped into each other as they travelled on the 23.08 Edinburgh to Dundee train on Saturday, September 12.

He was pulled from the train at Aberdour or Burntisland station and punched and kicked by the other man.

He got back on and travelled to Kirkcaldy.

He left the train just before midnight and was punched by the same man for a second time.

The man was taken to Victoria Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries to his mouth, face, body and wrist.

British Transport Police officers believe the man responsible for the attack boarded the train at Haymarket.

He is described as being of medium build, with light brown hair and was wearing a light blue jacket, an orange top and jeans.

Officers are reviewing CCTV footage from on the train and at the stations in an effort to identify the suspect.

Detective Constable Paul Farquhar is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

He said: “This violent and unnecessary assault has left the victim seriously injured and facing weeks of recuperation.

“CCTV footage shows that the train and Kirkcaldy station were busy at the time and I’m anxious to trace anyone who was at any of the stations, or on the train itself, and has information which can help identify the man responsible to get in touch as soon as possible.

“We have been told that the assault may have been recorded by other passengers. So, if anyone has mobile phone footage which can assist our enquiries they are urged to contact BTP.”

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016 quoting B6 of 15/09/2015.

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