A man who threatened a member of rail security staff has been jailed for four months, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Carlo Jones, 21, and of Sandy road, Llanelli, was found guilty of using threatening, abusive and insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause fear of provoking unlawful violence at Swansea Magistrates’ Court on 24 November.
He was sentenced to two months in prison for the offence and was ordered to pay £128 in victim surcharge at Swansea Crown Court on 9 December. The sentence was increased to four months as Jones was also in breach of a suspended sentence.
The court heard how on Sunday 24 October 2021 at around 5.15pm, Jones began behaving aggressively on a train at Cardiff Central railway station. Platform staff requested assistance from security to remove Jones from the service.
Jones became irate and abusive towards the member of security staff, who came to assist with the situation. The member of staff advised Jones to come back and get a later train once he had calmed down. Jones exited the station, hurling abuse at the member of staff as he left.
The member of staff contacted BTP and officers dispersed Jones.
At around 7.15pm, the member of security staff boarded a train, after finishing his shift. He noticed Jones was boarding the same train and decided to sit in a carriage at the opposite end of the service.
Jones entered the same carriage as the member of staff and began to verbally abuse him, shouting in his face with his fists clenched. The threatening behaviour continued with Jones saying; “Get off at Neath and I will have you there.”
Fearing for his safety, the member of staff sought help from the train conductor and stayed in the first-class carriage away from Jones. The member of staff contacted BTP, and officers met the train at Swansea.
Jones was arrested by officers and removed from the train.
Sergeant Ben Randall-Webb said: “No one should be subject to violence or abuse on the railway – especially while they’re simply carrying out their job.
“I’m grateful to the courts for the sentence imposed and hope it serves as a reminder that this type of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated on the railway.
“If you experience any issues on the railway, contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40.”
(Lead image: British Transport Police)
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