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Man narrowly escapes jail after violent assault at Kings Langley – Hertfordshire

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A 20-year-old man has been handed an eight month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after violently attacking a man at Kings Langley station in 2015. 

Sheridan Taylor of Little How Croft, Abbots Langley, attended Harrow Crown Court having been charged with one count of actual bodily harm. 

On Wednesday 9 December 2015, the victim, a man his twenties, was on the London Midland service with Taylor. They knew each other and were coincidently on the same train  returning from work. 

As the train pulled into Kings Langley, the victim went to leave the train. However, Taylor confronted the victim before punching him. Taylor then grabbed the victim, pulling him by his shoulder. 

The victim yelled out in pain and asked Taylor to let him go, but Taylor then decided to punch him again. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance crews and was treated for cuts and bruises to the head and left eye as well as a dislocated shoulder.  

Taylor pleaded not guilty to a charge of actual bodily harm. Following a trial at Harrow Crown Court, he was convicted of the crime and sentenced on Wednesday 5 July this year. As well as the suspended sentence, Taylor was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation, £500 costs and £120 victim surcharge.
 
He was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of community service and has a four month curfew imposed. 

Investigating officer DC Amanda Jones, said: “The unprovoked violence which Taylor demonstrated was utterly disgusting. He threw the victim around the train with such force that he dislocated his shoulder and caused a severe level of pain. Despite his victim’s cries to let him go, Taylor continued attacking him. 

“As you can imagine, this was a frightening experience for the victim who sustained some very nasty injuries as a result of Taylors attack. I am very pleased that Taylor was quickly identified and I welcome the sentence he received last week.  

“We will never tolerate this type of senseless and unprovoked violence and will always work tirelessly to identify and prosecute perpetrators.”

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