Young Woman Sexually Assaulted On Train

26 October 2015, 12:14 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

British Transport Police

Transport police have appealed for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a train.

The 20-year-old was indecently assaulted as she travelled between Leuchars in Fife and Edinburgh on Thursday.

British Transport Police (BTP) said she was touched inappropriately by a man in his 50s on the busy 4.39pm Dyce to Edinburgh Waverley service.

The victim reported the incident to rail staff and police when she got off the train at the city's Haymarket station.

The suspect is described as being about 5ft 10in with short grey hair and a red tattoo on his right hand.

He was wearing a round-necked light blue T-shirt, with a brown long-sleeved top underneath it and brown trousers.

BTP said the man spoke with a Tyneside accent and it is believed he was travelling on to Newcastle.

Detective Constable David McAlister, the officer in charge of the inquiry, is appealing for anyone who was on the train and witnessed the assault to contact him.

He said: "I am asking anyone who has information which can help identify the man responsible to contact BTP as a matter of urgency.''

Officers are reviewing CCTV from the train and stations in an attempt to identify the man responsible.