AN INVESTIGATION is under way following an alleged fight on a train.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which left passengers "shaken".

Allison Cosgrove, of East Linton, was on the train which was travelling from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh, when trouble broke out.

She said: “A group of men boarded in Newcastle who had clearly been drinking.

“Just after leaving Morpeth, one of them started a fight with another about three feet from where I was sitting, punching and thumping him.

“Friends of each joined in the fight, shouting and yelling as well as throwing punches.

“There were two children at a table nearby who were screaming in terror at this violence and other passengers were clearly very alarmed.

“The group got off at Berwick but police had presumably not been informed and they were able to walk away.”

Mrs Cosgrove, who works for East Lothian Council, said the train was held up at Berwick for about half an hour.

She has since been in touch with train operator CrossCountry asking what it plans to do about the incident.

She said: “I got off at Dunbar where other passengers, including children, were obviously shaken.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Shortly before 10pm on Saturday, October 21, officers from BTP were made aware of a fight onboard a train travelling between Newcastle and Edinburgh. The fight was between two groups of football fans.

“One man sustained cuts and bruises to his face. Another man sustained injuries which did not require medical attention.

“Officers from BTP are now investigating this incident.”

Anyone with information can contact BTP with information by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 667 of October 21.