Police investigate after yob attacks railway conductor

The attack happened last Thurdsday after a man got on the train at Stonehaven
The attack happened last Thurdsday after a man got on the train at Stonehaven

Police are still investigating after an unprovoked attack on a conductor on a train between Stonehaven and Aberdeen.

The attacked happened after a man boarded the train at Stonehaven last Thursday, December 18, prompting British Transport Police to appeal to the public for information.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Around 2.55pm, as the 12.30 Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen service approached its destination, a man who had boarded coach C of the train at Stonehaven, around 15 minutes earlier, punched the conductor – a 39-year-old man – in the stomach for no apparent reason.

“The man suspected of being responsible, who was under the influence of alcohol, is described as being about 5’7” in height and wearing a light coloured baseball cap, a light brown and green jacket, a dark jumper, dark trousers and dark blue trainers.”

Constable Craig Allan, the BTP officer in charge of the inquiry, is appealing for witnesses and said: “Rail staff should be able to work in an environment free from the threat of encountering violence or anti-social behaviour.

‘‘This attack is unacceptable and I am appealing for anyone who was on the train and may have witnessed the assault to come forward.”

CCTV footage from the train and stations will be reviewed as part of the inquiry.

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016.