Police intercept train after reports of drunken hens and stags on Edinburgh to Newcastle service

TRANSPORT cops have been scrambled to meet a train from Edinburgh after reports of drunken out-of-control hen and stag parties on board.

File image of Transport Police at Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: Contributed

The alarm was raised on the 1208 cross-country service from the Capital to Newcastle this afternoon.

British Transport Police were initially thought to be about to intercept the train in Berwick.

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One passenger tweeted: “Four separate hen and stag do’s. Everyone palatic.”

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British Transport Police officers are understood to be making their way to Newcastle to meet the train when it arrives.

A complaint was made by someone on board via the BTP’s text alert system.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We have been called to a disturbance on board a train travelling from Edinburgh to Newcastle.”

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