Woman spat at on train after being verbally abused by group of youths

British Transport Police are investigating after a woman was spat at on an Edinburgh to Glasgow service on April 13.

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A probe has been launched after a woman was spat at and verbally abused by a group of teens on a train.

The incident took place on board an Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Central service, between Shotts and Carfin, at around 7pm on April 13.

A number of youths made offensive comments towards a woman, who was then spat at by a male member of the group.

He is described as white, a slim build with short light brown hair.

When last seen he was wearing a black puffer jacket with white Hoodrich logos, a grey zipper with a dark hood and yellow Nike logo, dark jogging bottoms and black/white trainers.

The teen was last seen leaving the train at Carfin Station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016 – with reference 2300041463.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.