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Man sentenced for assaulting a woman and child abduction– Birmingham

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A man has been sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and given a five year restraining order after assaulting a woman at Birmingham New Street station.

Alistair Telfer, aged 27, of Rookery Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court on 9 September to one count of common assault and one count of child abduction. 

He was sentenced at the same court today. 

At around 10.30am on Thursday 10 August, Telfer approached a woman at Birmingham New Street station.

He assaulted her by smashing an egg on her head and throwing pieces of the egg shell at her. This was witnessed by the victim's young children.

He then attempted to leave the station with one of the victim’s children but was stopped by members of the public.

Fortunately, the victim and her children did not sustain any injuries but they were left very shaken and upset by the incident.

Telfer knew the woman he attacked and has been given a five year restraining order against her.

Investigating officer, PC Piotr Gass, said: “The victim was left feeling scared and vulnerable after Telfer’s humiliating and aggressive attack. To have someone try to take your child from you is incredibly frightening and I am pleased that Telfer has accepted responsibility for his actions and been suitably punished by the court.”

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