Three teens taken to hospital and man arrested after train station assault

Two boys and a girl, all aged 16, were taken to hospital following reports of youths fighting at Balloch train station on Friday.

Man arrested for assault at Balloch train station as three teenagers taken to hospital © Google Maps 2023

Three 16-year-olds have been taken to hospital and a man has been arrested following an assault at a train station in West Dunbartonshire.

British Transport Police were called to Balloch Central station at around 9.04pm on Friday, after receiving reports of “youths fighting”.

Two boys and a girl, all aged 16, were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening or life-changing.

Officers confirmed that a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Enquiries remain ongoing and officers confirmed there will be increased patrols at the station and onboard trains in the area.

A BTP spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Balloch Central railway station at 9.04pm on June 9 following reports of youths fighting.

“Paramedics also attended, and two boys and a girl, all aged 16, were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“None of their injuries are considered life-threatening or life-changing.

“A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and officers’ enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

“Passengers can expect to see an increased police presence at the station and on-board trains in the area and witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information, are urged to speak to officers or to text 61016 quoting reference 695 of June 9.”