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Man sentenced for violent assault - Milton Keynes

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A man has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, for assaulting a police officer and member of rail staff on a train in Milton Keynes.

Luke Newman, aged 28, of Belfry Lane, Northampton, was found guilty of one count of assault, one count of a Section 4 Public Order Act offence, two counts of resisting a constable in the execution of his duty and one count of assaulting a police constable in the execution of his duty.

He was sentenced at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on 31 August.

He was ordered to pay fines, compensation and court costs amounting to £1,790.

The incident took place at Milton Keynes railway station on 14 January this year. Newman was on board a train travelling to Milton Keynes  and became aggressive, making threats towards the train manager.

After a verbal altercation with the train manager, Newman assaulted him.

BTP were called and Newman resisted arrest and assaulted a BTP officer.

The officer sustained a cut to his face and around his eye, broken glasses and was kneed in the groin.

Investigating officer, PC Chris Woolley, said: “Violence against anyone on the railway will not be tolerated and in this case it was a member of rail staff who was simply doing their job when they were attacked by Newman. This was one of the most aggressive arrests I have ever been involved in and I am pleased Newman has been found guilty of this offence and sentenced accordingly.

“If you ever need BTP when travelling on the railway network, you can use our text number 61016, or phone 0800 40 50 40.”

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