Four men summonsed to appear in court over Eddie Jones abuse

Eddie Jones was physically and verbally abused as he travelled to Manchester from Edinburgh. David Rogers/Getty Images

Four men have been summonsed to appear in court after England head coach Eddie Jones was subjected to verbal and physical abuse in February.

The incident took place at Manchester Oxford Road train station on Feb. 25 as Jones, 58, travelled to Old Trafford the morning after his side's 25-13 defeat by Scotland at Murrayfield.

Video footage that emerged in the wake of the incident showed Jones posing for selfies with Scottish fans before the group turned on him, with one calling the England coach a "baldy ----".

On Tuesday, British Transport Police confirmed four men -- three from Edinburgh aged 22, 23 and 25, and one from South Queensferry aged 25 -- had been summonsed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on May 16.

All four were reported for an alleged public order offence.