Transport police have launched an appeal for information after thugs attacked a woman at a train station in Airdrie before assaulting a man who came to her aid.

Officers believe two men were responsible for repeatedly punching a woman in the head on the platform of Airdrie station on the evening of Sunday, November 3.

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The suspects are then thought to have continued their assault on a man who helped the woman onto a train heading for Edinburgh, punching him in the face and causing heavy bleeding.

British Transport Police are now asking for help from the public to trace both men.

The first man is described as being around 20-years-old and was wearing a red Napapijri jacket with the hood up and a scarf over his face at the time of the attack.

He was also said to be wearing glasses.

The second man is aged between 25 and 30-years-old and was dressed in black with a scarf and black Gucci shoes.

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The scarf had a red and black lined pattern, while he is also said to have a piercing on his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport police via text on 61016 or phone on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference number 513 of November 3, 2019.