Police appeal after train journey marred by gang of yobs

Police appeal
Police appeal

Officers with the British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for witnesses after a large group of men were verbally abusive and aggressive on a train between York and Scarborough on Saturday, May 17.

A couple, travelling on the train with their 10-year-old daughter, called police after a group of up to 35 men began chanting unpleasantly and swearing.

When they confronted them about their behaviour, they were verbally abused.

Officers attended and two men, aged 24 and 26, both from the Scarborough area, were arrested at Scarborough train station. They have been interviewed and released on police bail pending further enquires.

Police Constable Nick Storey, who is leading the investigation, said, “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been on the train and witnessed the group’s behaviour throughout the journey. We are also currently following a number of other lines of enquiry, including looking at any CCTV opportunities from on the train.

“This was completely unacceptable behaviour that passengers and rail staff on the service should not have been subjected to; please contact us if you can help.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference PSUB/B5 of 22/05/2014. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.