Drink related crimes on Scottish trains has risen despite a ban being placed on alcohol, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Daily Record report:

DRINK-RELATED crimes have soared on ScotRail trains since a drink ban was introduced.

They were up 54 per cent in the six months to April.

And there were 15 violent assaults – up from 10 – and two sex offences.

Figures released by British Transport Police under freedom of information revealed they recorded 71 alcohol-related crimes between November last year and April. That compared with 46 during the same period a year earlier.

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