A MAN is accused of being abusive towards staff on a first class train carriage.

Andrew Morrison, 32, allegedly behaved in a threatening or abusive manner on the journey from London Euston to Glasgow Central on September 11, 2020.

Court papers state that he repeatedly refused to produce his travel ticket when requested by manager Paul Scotcher.

It is claimed that Morrison also refused to move from the first class carriage when requested to do and he refused to wear a face mask when asked.

The charge goes on to say Morrison repeatedly shouted, swore, uttered offensive, homophobic remarks towards member of staff after being refused to be served alcohol.

Morrison also allegedly recorded staff members on his mobile phone and repeatedly acted in an aggressive manner towards them.

Morrison faces a second charge of assaulting Mr Scotcher in the course of his employment by repeatedly blowing in his face causing saliva to strike him.

It is said this exposed the manager to the risk of illness and infection.

Both charges are claimed to have been aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation.

Morrison, of Teddington, London, denies the charges and a further hearing was set for next month by sheriff Tom Hughes.