Man robbed at knifepoint on train

2 February 2018, 12:16

British Transport Police

A man has been robbed at knifepoint on a train by a thief carrying a bottle of Buckfast.

The 22-year-old was was targeted as he travelled with a friend on the Whifflet to Dalmuir service shortly before 11pm on Thursday.

After the train left Westerton station, another man came and sat next to them.

He pulled out a knife, threatening the victim and ordering him to hand over his iPhone.

Fearing for his life, the 22-year-old handed his phone to the robber, who left the train at Drumchapel station in Glasgow.

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information about the incident on the 9.57pm ScotRail service.

The suspect is a white man in his twenties, about 5ft 10ins, slim, with dirty blond hair and a scar on his right cheek.

He was wearing a two-tone grey tracksuit with a large EA7 mark on it and was carrying a bottle of Buckfast.

BTP said the offender and another man may have been in the Anniesland area prior to the incident.

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405040 quoting reference 669 of 01/02/2018.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.