Three In Court Over Train Stabbing

Three people have been charged with assault after a train conductor was stabbed on board an afternoon service.

The 43-year-old ticket examiner needed hospital treatment after the incident on the Largs to Glasgow Central train as it approached West Kilbride station just after 3pm yesterday.

Paramedics also treated a 40-year-old man at the scene for a minor injury.

Two men and a woman were arrested and appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today in connection with the incident.

James Bunce, 35, from Largs, was charged with assault along with Thomas McCulloch, 21, from Saltcoats, and Terri Reid, 26, from Ardrossan.

They made no plea or declaration and will appear in court again at a later date.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: "We do not tolerate crime on the railway and we are fully co-operating with British Transport Police in their investigation."

The train worker is being treated at Crosshouse Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:


On TV: 55 British Hits Of The 90s

1pm - 5pm

Watch heart TV

  • Texas Say What You Want



  • M People Don't Look Any Further



  • Sub Sub Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)



  • Sting Fields Of Gold



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.

Follow Heart on Twitter