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A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman on a train between Dunfermline Town and Edinburgh Haymarket.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 4:55 am

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Tulsi Ram Bhandari, 48, of Dunfermline, was convicted of sexual assault at Edinburgh Sheriff Court under Section 3 Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 .

He was sentenced to 150 hours community payback order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 5 years.

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British Transport Police quickly arrested the suspect and brought him before court

Bhandari was travelling on July 13, 2019 aboard the 1pm service when he sexually assaulted a woman.

British Transport Police Detective Crawford Gillies said: “Sexual offending will absolutely not be tolerated on the rail network. Everyone has the right to travel and feel safe.

“We will always take reports of sexual offences seriously, and in this case were able to quickly arrest the suspect after the victim reported the offence, and bring him before the courts.

“If you need us you can text us discreetly on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency always call 999.”

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