Tayside and Central Scotland

Appeal after football fan abuses train conductor

Transport police have appealed for information after a train conductor was verbally abused on a service between Edinburgh and Dunblane.

The incident involved a group of men on the 15:35 service from Waverley Station, believed to be returning from the football match between Hibs and Rangers in the city.

The conductor, 47, was subjected to "offensive verbal abuse" after he asked the men to stop chanting and shouting.

The men got off the train at Stirling.

The man responsible for the abuse was aged in his 20s, about 6ft tall, of slim build, and was wearing an orange jacket.

PC Fiona Macaulay said British Transport Police was reviewing CCTV footage from the train and station to help identify the culprit.

She said: "Rail staff and other passengers should be able to work and travel without encountering antisocial behaviour of any kind and I am therefore keen to speak with anyone who was on the train and witnessed the abuse."

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