A MAN received cuts to his face after a group of men who were harassing his girlfriend turned on him at Ayr Train Station at the weekend.

On Saturday, November 11, the victim and his girlfriend were travelling on the Glasgow to Ayr train line when they arrived Ayr Train Station at around 11:50pm.

It is understood that he was attacked by three men who had been on the train since they left Glasgow.

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Writing on social media and referring to the picture, his father wrote: “This is my son before he goes for an operation on that eye.

“He came off the train at Ayr Station with his girlfriend after a night in Glasgow and was attacked by three men.

“His girlfriend tells me at least 30-40 folk came off the train with them and most of them must have seen it, but a lot of them were returning from the Little Mix concert with children so they didn’t get involved, which is understandable, but now is the time to say something.”

A spokesman for the British Transport Police, commented: “Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at Ayr Station on Saturday evening at approximately 11.50pm.

“The victim, a man in his twenties, had joined the 11pm ScotRail service with his girlfriend at Glasgow Central heading towards Ayr. As they attempted to leave the service at Ayr, the man’s girlfriend was harassed by a group of men.

“The victim asked the group of men to stop, at which point one of the males then punched the victim multiple times to the head.

“The suspect and the other men then made off from the scene. The victim was taken to hospital where he required multiple stitches to a facial laceration.

“One of the suspects is described as being a white male, approximately 6ft 1ins with short spikey black hair. He was wearing a long cream jacket and had a Burberry scarf on. He was also wearing tanned chinos and black shoes.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened are asking to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 10 of 12/11/2017.

“Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”