A TRAIN guard was assaulted on board a train at Inverkeithing earlier this month.

A group of passengers threw a container of alcohol at the member of staff at around 7.20pm on March 2 on a service travelling between Edinburgh and Dundee.

The British Transport Police said the guard had asked the group to leave after they were being extremely anti-social.

A spokesperson added: "The group became aggressive, throwing the container which struck him, as well as a glass bottle which smashed off the train doors.

"One of the persons involved is described as being a white man, approximately 20-years-old and of slim build. He was 6ft 2ins tall, clean shaven and wearing a brown flat cap, pink/white t-shirt, short jacket and navy jeans with white trainers.

"Anyone who was on board or who recognises someone matching the above description is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 602 of 02/03/2019."

Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.