Woman arrested after 'attacking police officer' on board Edinburgh train

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly attacked a police officer on board a train to Edinburgh.

Monday, 21st October 2019, 7:02 pm
Updated Monday, 21st October 2019, 8:05 pm
The train was travelling to Edinburgh via Shotts. Picture: John Devlin

Transport police were called to Kirknewton station in West Lothian at 10.05am on Monday following reports of a woman making threats to staff and passengers.

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The 43-year-old was removed from the train and the service was delayed.

A spokesman for British Transport Police confirmed the woman had been arrested “on suspicion of assaulting a police officer”.

On its way from Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts, the service resumed shortly after the woman was removed from the train.