Police hunt for man who swore at train passengers and threw mobile phones around carriage on journey between Aberdeen and Montrose

Montrose Train Station

Montrose Train Station

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A man who was verbally abusive to passengers on a train and threw mobile phones in a carriage is being hunted by the police.

British Transport Police (BTP) has appealed for information about the incident, which happened on a train between Aberdeen and Montrose on Saturday (September 12).

The man, aged in his late 30s to early 40s, is reported to have shouted and swore at other passengers.

He threw two mobile phones in the rear carriage of the 10.27pm Aberdeen to Dundee service, before alighting from the train at Montrose Station shortly after 11pm.

He is described as being of slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a short dark green jacket, blue jeans, light brown boots and spoke with a local accent.

Constable Craig Allan, the BTP officer in charge of the enquiry is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

He said: “The behaviour of the man, who was obviously under the influence of alcohol, is not acceptable and others on the train shouldn’t be forced to tolerate it on their journey.

“I am therefore asking anyone who was on the train or at any of the stations and can provide information which can help BTP identify him to get in touch.”

BTP can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016.

Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Officers are reviewing CCTV in an attempt to identify him.