A PASSENGER on the Borders Railway was told to "get back to your own country" during a racist incident last week.

The victim was travelling with his young daughter on an afternoon Edinburgh Waverley to Galashiels service when he was targeted between 2pm and 2.20pm.

British Transport Police said in a statement: "A man is reported to have become racially abusive to another man.

"He is reported to have used racially charged swearing and said 'get back to your own county'."

The abuse is said to have continued when the three left the train at Galashiels, leading to a scuffle between the two men.

The suspect was also seen being racially abusive to another man on the same train, the 1.24pm service on July 11.

The suspect is white and of medium build, with short, dark brown hair.

He was unshaven and wearing a t-shirt, an over-sized blue hoodie with a zip, and dark trousers and trainers.

British Transport Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incidents.