Football supporters who sang sectarian songs on train from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh sought by police

The passengers alighted the service at Edinburgh Waverley.
The passengers alighted the service at Edinburgh Waverley.

British Transport Police has launched an investigation and condemned the actions of a group of football supporters who sang sectarian songs on a train between Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh on Sunday, April 6.

The group of between four and six men boarded coach D of the Aberdeen to London service at around 11.40 a.m. that day and are reported to have created a threatening and distressing environment for other passengers until they left the train at Edinburgh Waverley at 12.20 p.m.

The only description of the men available is that they were in their late 20s and were wearing football colours.

It is believed they were attending the Ramsdens Cup final being contested in the city.

CCTV footage from onboard the train and at both stations will be reviewed by officers in an attempt to identify those involved.

However in the meantime, constable Christopher Sutherland is asking anyone with information to get in touch.

He said: “This was a busy service with families and children on board and there is no excuse for this sort of behaviour.

“The group’s actions are educating the younger generation that this type of behaviour is in some way the acceptable.

“However it will not be tolerated anywhere or on public transport and I am appealing for anyone who was on the train or at either station and witnessed this unwelcome behaviour to come forward.”