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Racially aggravated assault on Paisley bound train

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Detectives investigating a racially aggravated assault on board a train from Glasgow are today appealing for information. 

Shortly before 6pm on Wednesday 14 March, officers were called to Dumbreck station after reports that three men were racially abusing a woman. An altercation between the woman and the group of men then followed, this resulted in the woman being head-butted.

The incident happened on board the 5.42pm service between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal. 

A number of passengers on board the train reported this incident by texting BTP on 61016, however the victim hasn’t yet made contact. Detectives are now appealing directly to her to get in touch as a matter of urgency. 

Officers are also hoping to identify any new witnesses who haven’t yet contacted police. Likewise, it is possible that some passengers recorded this altercation. 

Anyone who was on board the train is now urged to contact BTP, as you could have vital information. 

The three men were white and are believed to be aged between 16 and 18. The first was approximately 5ft 9ins tall and was wearing a grey hooded top and jogging bottoms. The second male was 6ft and had short brown hair; he was wearing a white and black tracksuit top. The third male was 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a dark hooded top and bottoms. 

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 535 of 14/03/2018. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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