Home   Thanet   News   Article

Drunk who staggered towards oncoming train at Ramsgate Station jailed

By Sean Axtell

A drunk who staggered towards an oncoming high speed train while carrying a weapon has been jailed.

British Transport Police (BTP) Kent announced on Twitter this morning the man was handed a six-month jail sentence following the incident.

The crime, which happened around August 17 at Ramsgate Station, resulted in the suspect being charged for trespass, possessing an offensive weapon and a public order offence.

Tweeting shortly after the August incident BTP said: “A male who was drunk that staggered onto the tracks towards an oncoming high speed train at #Ramsgate has been charged with Trespass, Possessing an Offensive Weapon (knuckle duster) aswell as a Public Order offence. Well done to @Se_Railway staff that intervened. #YouVsTrain.”

Now, the suspect has been sentenced to six months in jail after being convicted in court of trespass and possessing an offensive weapon.

In an update BTP tweeted: "The male has been convicted at court for Trespass on the Railway and Possessing an Offensive Weapon. He has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment."

Police have been approached for comment.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More