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Anti-social behaviour – Scotland

British Transport Police officers are appealing for information following an incident of anti-social behaviour on a train between Queens Park and Glasgow Central.

At about 8.40am on Wednesday (29/6), a man on the train made homophobic and racist remarks to the carriage. It is not believed these comments were directed at any particular person on the train.
Other passengers challenged the man and he exited the train.

The offender was white and in his mid-fifties, with a clean shaven face and blue or green eyes. He was around 5”10 and of slim build, wearing a white shirt and long navy coat.

Investigating officer PC Debbie McKechnie said: “Abuse, and particularly abuse which is motivated by hatred, is abhorrent and we are working hard to drive such behaviour from our railways.

“If you witnessed this incident, or witness any incidents of this nature, please get in touch so we can respond and put a stop to this kind of behaviour.

“People can report any incident to us discreetly by texting 61016 or they can call us on 0800 40 50 40 - or in an emergency, dial 999.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police, quoting 561 of 29/6.

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