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Appeal after racial abuse on a train from Edinburgh Waverley

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Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abused on an Edinburgh train.

The incident happened on Saturday evening (05/08) on board the 11.37pm ScotRail service between Waverley and Bathgate station. 

A group of males boarded the service at Waverley and became anti-social and disruptive. Passengers then asked if the group could quieten down, however the males ignored their requests. One woman, was then racially abused by one of the men, using threatening words. They also used sectarian slurs. 

The woman felt very threatened by his actions. A text message was sent to BTP reporting the incident. 

The man is described as white, in his twenties and with short hair. 

Officers are looking to identify any witnesses who were on the service that evening. Likewise, if you know someone matching that description, who was likely returning from Edinburgh station on Saturday evening, please contact police. 

Anyone with any information can get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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