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Witnesses sought to a serious assault – Kilwinning to Irvine

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Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information following an assault on board a train between Glasgow Central and Ayr. 

The incident happened during the early hours of this morning (23 March). The victim – a man in his twenties – joined the 12.15am service from Glasgow Central to Ayr. As the train travelling between Kilwinning and Irvine another passenger was being verbally abusive. 

The victim approached the man who was being abusive, who became immediately violent. He punched the victim in the face, causing him to bleed badly. Other passengers came to the assistance of the man. He sustained a broken nose and broken teeth. 

The suspect the left the train at Irvine. 
 
Detectives are now working to analyse CCTV evidence to identify the man responsible. At this time, a description of the man is not available and officers are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.  
 
Anyone who was on board the train and hasn’t already contacted BTP is asked to send a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 28 of 23/03/2018. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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