Two Police 'Assaulted' In Incident At Haymarket Station

10 August 2017, 09:15

Edinburgh

Two police officers have allegedly been assaulted at Haymarket station in Edinburgh - after being called out to reports of a man being verbally abusive.

A 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated threatening and abusive behaviour and assault.

During the arrest, two British Transport Police (BTP) officers were allegedly assaulted and a member of the public tried to intervene.

The man who was arrested in connection with the incident was further held on suspicion of resisting arrest and assaulting a police constable and is in custody.

Inquiries are ongoing and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

Officers would particularly like to speak to the member of the public who tried to help.

Anyone with information can call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016 quoting reference number 162 8/8.

Meanwhile, a woman was assaulted on a train to Ayr by a man she was travelling with.

When they were between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street stations, the man started pulling the 53-year-old's hair.

He then hit her and got on top of her, forcing other passengers to intervene.

They pulled the man away from the victim as she screamed for him to get off her.

The incident happened on the 8pm service from Glasgow Central to Ayr on Sunday July 30.

The man is described as being tall, in his late 40s and wearing a red jacket.

Anyone with information can contact BTP quoting reference number 307 of Tuesday August 8.