Police search after train station attack

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after an 18-year-old man was assaulted at Edinburgh Waverley station on Friday, April 17.

The victim travelled on the 21.22 Cowdenbeath to Edinburgh Waverley service with three friends.

At Dunfermline a large group of men got on the train and it is believed words were exchanged with another smaller group - two men and two women - who had been speaking to the victim and his friends.

The two men and two women got off from the train at Edinburgh Haymarket while the others travelled to Edinburgh Waverley.

Shortly after 10.00 p.m., as the victim got off the train and walked along platform 13 of the station, he was punched by one of the group of men.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was treated for a cut to his eye and later discharged.

CCTV shows the group of men heading towards Princes Street via the Waverley Steps and the man suspected of the attack is described as being aged in his early to mid 20’s, about 6 ft in height, slim build and with dark hair brushed to the side. He was wearing a cream jumper, shirt, tie, grey dress trousers and dark shoes and was carrying a large wallet.

Detective Constable Paul Farquhar, the BTP officer in charge of the enquiry, is appealing for information. He said: “This can only be described as a cowardly attack and there were others travelling on the train who would have witnessed the assault.

“I am urging anyone who has information which can help identify the man responsible to get in touch with BTP as a matter of urgency.”