Appeal for witnesses over train station attack

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BRITISH Transport Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a man was threatened at Croftfoot railway station.

The incident occurred around 5pm on Monday (August 5). Detective constable David Merchant explained: “A man left a Newton to Glasgow Central train at the station, where he was approached by two suspects who demanded property from him and threatened him.

“However, he managed to escape uninjured.”

A description of the pair — both white men with Glaswegian accents — has been issued.

The first, thought to be in his early 20s, is 5ft 11, of medium build and with a round face and short red hair. He was wearing a green hoodie at the time.

The second, said to be around 5ft 9 and slim, was wearing a blue hoodie.

DC Merchant added: “This was a frightening incident for the victim, who was left understandably shaken.

“Incidents of this nature are very rare on the rail network in Scotland, but, when they do occur, we take them very seriously.

“We will be doing everything in our power to identify those responsible, including carrying out local enquiries and looking at CCTV opportunities in the area.

“I would advise anyone who was in the area at the time or who witnessed what took place to contact police as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information can contact investigating officers on freephone number 0800 40 50 40, or by texting 61016, quoting reference B6/SCA of 06/08/2013.

Information can also be passed to police anonymously via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.