Man convicted of sexually assaulting woman on train

The incident took place on board a train in July 2019.

Man convicted of sexually assaulting woman on train SNS Group

A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman on board a train.

Tulsi Ram Bhandari, 48, assaulted the woman on a service between Dunfermline Town and Edinburgh Haymarket.

The incident took place at around 1pm on July 13 in 2019.

He has been sentenced to 150 hours community payback order and placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

BTP Detective Crawford Gillies said: “Sexual offending will absolutely not be tolerated on the rail network. Everyone has the right to travel and feel safe.

“We will always take reports of sexual offences seriously, and in this case were able to quickly arrest the suspect after the victim reported the offence, and bring him before the courts.

“If you need us on your journey, you can text us discreetly on 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency always call 999.”