A police investigation is underway after a woman was slapped in the face by another passenger in the front carriage of a train travelling between Glenrothes and Edinburgh.

The incident took place around 9pm on October 22.

The suspect, who was a white male,  bald and wearing a Stone Island jacket, is believed to have been with a larger group of men.

The victim, who was in her early to mid 20, with blonde hair and was wearing a bomber jacket and black legging, .has not reported the incident to police, but  officers are keen to speak to her about what happened.

She  was accompanied by a man and was “sobbing uncontrollably” when she got off the train at Dalmeny Station at 9.47pm.

Constable Liam Harper of British Transport Police said: “We would like to speak to the woman who was hurt in this incident as we believe it left her extremely distressed.

“Violence of this nature is completely unacceptable and so I urge anyone who saw the incident, or knows what happened, to get in touch immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 157 and the date November 24.