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Ticket inspector punched in stomach by train passenger

The incident, involving two passengers, happened near Falkirk on board a train to Glasgow.

Attack: The suspects got off the train at Falkirk Grahamston.
Attack: The suspects got off the train at Falkirk Grahamston. Google 2019

A ticket inspector was punched in the stomach after asking two passengers to show their train tickets.

One of the men then pulled out a £5 note and waved it in front of their victim's face.

The incident happened on board a train to Glasgow on Tuesday, March 5.

The attack occurred between 5.30pm and 6pm, between Polmont and Falkirk Grahamston railway stations.

The two men, who were aged between 25 and 28, left the train at Falkirk.

The victim did not suffer any injuries in the assault.

British Transport Police are now appealing for further information and have urged witnesses to get in touch.

In response to the attack, a ScotRail spokesperson said: "Anti-social behaviour - whether physical violence, verbal abuse or any other form - on Scotland's railway is completely unacceptable, and we will work with the British Transport Police to bring those responsible to justice.

"The safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Everyone should be able to go about their day in peace."

If you can help with the investigation, call 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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