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A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman on board a train service between Dunfermline Town and Edinburgh Haymarket, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Tulsi Ram Bhandari, 48, Dunfermline, was convicted of sexual assault under Section 3 Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 15 July.
He was sentenced to 150 hours community payback order and placed on the sex offenders register for 5 years.
On 13 July 2019 at 1pm Bhandari was travelling on a train service between Dunfermline Town and Edinburgh Haymarket when he sexually assaulted a woman.
BTP Detective Crawford Gillies said: “Sexual offending will absolutely not be tolerated on the rail network. Everyone has the right to travel and feel safe.
“We will always take reports of sexual offences seriously, and in this case were able to quickly arrest the suspect after the victim reported the offence and bring him before the courts.
“If you need us on your journey, you can text us discreetly on 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency always call 999.”
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