Eight men hunted over train abuse on Borders Railway route

EIGHT men are being hunted by transport police after their rowdy behaviour upset other passengers on a train.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 5:41 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th May 2016, 11:27 am
The train was travelling between Edinburgh and Tweedbank
The train was travelling between Edinburgh and Tweedbank

The incident took place on the service between the Capital and Tweedbank, which left Waverley at 7.12pm on Sunday.

Other passengers reported the group to the police, claiming they had been shouting, swearing and abusing other passengers.

Constable Morton Cowie of the British Transport Police is now calling for anyone who can help identify the men on the Borders Railway service to come forward.

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In a statement, British Transport Police said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a group of around eight men acted in a disorderly manner on a train travelling between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank on Sunday, May 22.

“They are reported to have been shouting, swearing and making abusive comments on the 19.12 service between the two stations – prompting a number of complaints by other passengers.

Anyone who can help identify the men involved can call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.