Police probe Hearts fans ‘sectarian singing’ on train

The incident took place on a train from Inverness to Edinburgh.

The incident took place on a train from Inverness to Edinburgh.

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Officers in Scotland are appealing for information after up to 15 football fans sang offensive songs on a train over the weekend, witnessed by children and other supporters.

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Police are hunting up to 15 Hearts fans who boarded the Inverness to Edinburgh Waverley service at 6:45pm.

Throughout the journey, and after alighting at Haymarket Station, they sang songs of a Sectarian nature.

Investigating officer PC Chris Sutherland said: “This behaviour was by a small pocked of supporters on a busy train, packed with other fans and young families.

“We have a no tolerance attitude towards such behaviour, which has no place whatsoever in the game. I am appealing for anyone who saw this taking place to come forward and let us know so we can stop this behaviour from happening again.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 222 of 30/10.