Man dragged by train after attack at Coatbridge train station

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 32 year old man was seriously injured after being dragged by a train at Sunnyside station in Coatbridge after falling onto tracks after being assaulted.
 
The incident took place on Saturday evening at 11:45pm after the 22:51 Edinburgh Waverly train had arrived at the station.

by a Newsnet reporter
 
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 32 year old man was seriously injured after being dragged by a train at Sunnyside station in Coatbridge after falling onto tracks after being assaulted.
 
The incident took place on Saturday evening at 11:45pm after the 22:51 Edinburgh Waverly train had arrived at the station.

The man was punched as he stood with his wife on the platform, the assailant is described as wearing a ‘beanie’ hat.  The victim fell onto the track and was dragged for several yards by the train, sustaining injuries to his back and legs.

The victim was taken to nearby Monklands Hospital where his injuries, although serious, are not thought to be life threatening.

The alleged attacker is known to have boarded the train in Edinburgh with a companion described as being taller and wearing a black jacket.  Both men were last seen crossing the station car park and walking off in the direction of Sunnyside Road, Coatbridge.

Officers are reviewing CCTV footage in an attempt at identifying the men.

Detective Sergeant Kevin McCormack, the officer leading the enquiry, is appealing for witnesses.

He said today:

“This sort of incident is rare on the rail network.   However, I am anxious to trace people who witnessed the altercation on the station platform, and anyone who can identify the men involved should contact BTP as a matter of urgency.”