Probe launched after man 'assaulted' by group on ScotRail train

Social media footage of the incident has been viewed more than one million times.

Man ‘assaulted’ on Paisley-Glasgow ScotRail service as British Transport Police launch probe SNS Group

Police are investigating an alleged assault on a ScotRail service after a viral video on social media showed an apparent altercation involving a group of young men.

In the video, which has been viewed more than one million times on Twitter in just one day, an argument takes place between an older man and a group of youngsters on a train reportedly from Paisley to Glasgow.

At one point the man’s hat is taken before he is struck by multiple people.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident happened earlier this month.

A spokesperson said: “Officers are aware of a video on social media which relates to a report of an assault on board a train to Glasgow on June 1.

“Anyone with information can contact BTP by texting 61016 quoting reference 670 of June 1, 2023.”