A group of drunk Grimsby Town fans threw beer cans at a grandmother and her teenage granddaughter after they didn’t respond to lewd sexual comments on a train when going to a match last weekend.
British Transport Police say the 60-year-old and her 15-year-old granddaughter were on a late running train from Lincoln to Nottingham on Saturday, which was filled with football fans from Grimsby Town going to the match against Notts County.
While the train was waiting to depart at around 11am, the two were sitting in a carriage and were subjected to lewd sexual comments, unwanted touching, photos being taken of them and had beer cans thrown at them when they didn’t respond.
The fans were so drunk and overbearing that the guard refused to travel, as the football fans were banging on the ceiling and windows, rocking the train and chanting.
This behaviour left the victims frightened to travel again and be in crowded environments.
British Transport Police are appealing for information from witnesses or anyone who knows those responsible. Call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with reference 531 of 16 December.
“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour – no matter who you are – and we will do everything to locate those responsible,” BTP said in a statement.