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Man in court after train incident

Arriva train
The train was stopped in Kirkaldy for some time

A 23-year-old man has appeared in court in Kirkcaldy after a train was stopped on Saturday evening when a football fan was seen in flames in a carriage.

Peter Wallace, from St Andrews, appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on charges of culpable and reckless conduct.

He made no plea or declaration and was granted bail.

The Aberdeen fan who was dressed as a sheep was taken to hospital with serious burns to his arms and legs.

Aberdeen fans said the man ran ablaze through the carriage as others threw beer on him to douse the flames.

The Edinburgh to Aberdeen service was stopped at Kirkcaldy at about 1900 GMT on Saturday to allow him to be treated.

The train was carrying Aberdeen football supporters back home after their side's match against Hibs in Edinburgh.

It is understood a number of the fans at the match and on the train were dressed as sheep.

The train was the 1808 GMT service from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.



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