Police hunt for man who attacked train passengers with belt

The man attacked passengers with a belt while singing sectarian songs on a service to Bathgate. Picture: Contributed
The man attacked passengers with a belt while singing sectarian songs on a service to Bathgate. Picture: Contributed
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A MAN who attacked train passengers with a belt after singing sectarian songs is being hunted by police.

British Transport Police said the man sang “religiously offensive songs” before taking off his belt, wrapping it around his fist and using it to hit a group of men on a train between Glasgow city centre and Carntyne in the city’s east end.

The attack happened at about 11.50pm on Saturday on the busy 11.29pm Glasgow Queen Street to Bathgate service.

The man, who is believed to have been drinking, left the train at Carntyne.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.

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