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Sectarian abuse on board train from Edinburgh to Helensburgh

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Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information following an incident of sectarian abuse being chanted on a train. 

The incident happened on board the 9.54pm service between Edinburgh Haymarket and Helensburgh Central on 15 December last year. 

Two women had boarded the train at Haymarket and during the journey they chanted offences sectarian songs and were aggressive to other passengers. The songs included remarks referencing the killing of British soldiers. 

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who was on board this train and saw or heard what happened. Likewise, they are interested to identify the women responsible for chanting these songs. 

The offenders are described as being two white females, the first is believed to be aged 25 to 35 with long brown hair. She was of medium build an wearing a black beret, black jacket and a black and cream jumper. She had bright red lipstick on. 

The second woman is believed to be aged 20 to 30 with long blonde hair and of slim build. She was wearing a black jacket, pink t-shirt and had a pink handbag and pink earrings. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 698 of 15/12/2018. Alternatively, pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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