TWO men are being sought after a conductor was threatened and abused on a Fife-bound rail service. 

British Transport Police have issued an appeal for information about the incident, which occurred on Saturday March 18 on the 6.25pm service between Edinburgh Waverley and Glenrothes.

Around 6.40pm, between Dalmeny and North Queensferry stations, tickets were being checked when the two men became verbally abusive and threatening towards the conductor.

The conductor refused them further travel and asked them to get off at the next station, which they did. 

As the men were leaving they again became abusive and threatening.

Investigating officer DC Donna Davanna said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who was travelling on the service at this time. 

"If you witnessed this incident please get in contact. Everyone has the right to travel and work without the fear or crime and intimidation.”

The first man is described as around 25-years-old with short brown hair, a thick beard and stocky build. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with light writing on the front, blue jeans and had a green coloured parker with fur on the hood. 

The second man has been described as aged mid 50s with short grey/black speckled hair and wearing a light brown coloured checked shirt and jeans. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 197 19/04/2017.