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Catholic pupils subject to vile sectarian abuse in busy train station

Police are seeking information after a group of Catholic schoolchildren were subject to a slew of sectarian abuse by a group of yobs in Glasgow Central Station yesterday.

The group allegedly gestured at the children before wearing hurling sectarian insults at the children, in the busy train station.

An eyewitness shared images on social media, and said that the children were very frightened by the abuse.

“Walking through Glasgow Central to be met by 3 awful human beings,” she wrote, noting that one member of the group filmed the incident while others shouted abuse at them.

“One lady and a ticket inspector stepped in and many people stopped because of the shouting. The boys quickly realised they were out of their depth and decided to walk to their platform. Children should never be subjected to anything like this.”

British Transport Police were at the scene after some members of the general public were forced to intervene in the incident.

“Officers from British Transport Police are currently investigating an incident where sectarian abuse was chanted at a school group at Glasgow Central Station,” said a BTP spokesperson. “The incident happened on August 24 at approximately 4.20pm.

“BTP attending the scene and the details of a 17-year-old man were taken. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Police are encouraging those who saw the incident to text 61016, or call 0800 40 50 40.

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