Police hunt men after family targeted by ‘disgusting’ racial abuse on Aberdeen train

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A WOMAN was assaulted and a family racially abused on an Aberdeen train, police said today.

British Transport Police is appealing for information after two men made comments of a “racially offensive nature” and assaulted a female passenger on the 8.42pm Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street service on July 15.

The incident happened between Aberdeen and Perth.

Both men, who were said to be under the influence of alcohol, made “inappropriate comments” to three young women and directed other, racially offensive remarks, at a family  –  a man, woman and three young children  –  in the same coach according to police.

Detective Constable David McAllister of BTP said: “The disgusting behaviour of the two men was completely unwarranted, unnecessary and appalled people.”

Police said the men alighted at Perth but one got back on the train and attempted to punch another man in the coach but instead struck one of the young women.

The men were both around 5ft 10ins.

One was described as being in his mid-20s, of slim build, with tattoos on his hands, and was wearing a black tracksuit with white stripes on the sleeves and dark trainers.

The other man was in his mid-late 20s, of stocky build, with dark hair, and was wearing work-style trousers and a black hooded top with orange branding.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage.