Police appeal for witnesses in homophobic abuse on Glasgow train

Police are appealing for information in an incident which included homophobic abuse and violent threats on board a train in Glasgow.

According to police, the incident took place aboard a ScotRail train in Glasgow.

Between 8.35am and 8.45am, the man hurled abuse at another passenger and threatened to attack him.

Depressed man

The train was travelling from Mount Florida to Glasgow Central.

Police say the man is described as slim build, 5ft 8in and has short dark hair. He was wearing a grey jacket.

As well as appealing for witnesses, police are also asking for the victim to come forward.

Constable Caroline Irving told STV: “We will not tolerate any kind of hate crime on the rail network and we take every report of this kind of behaviour seriously.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been travelling on the service at the stated time who may be able to provide some information about the incident.

“I would like to speak to the victim of this incident and reassure him that we will do everything we can to investigate.”

Those with information are urged to contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 371 of May 12.

Earlier this year a man was fined for hurling homophobic abuse at a group of people in a central Glasow train station.

The 66-year-old man was fined for the incident which took place at around 10pm on Saturday 4 March in Glasgow Queen Street station.

And back in 2016, a bus driver in Glasgow was accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at gay passengers, and was arrested.

The man, a bus driver for McGill, was alleged to have verbally abused two 20-year-old passengers on Friday 10 June.