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Man sentenced for assault - Birmingham

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A man has been sentenced to four weeks in prison for assaulting a stranger in an unprovoked attack at Birmingham New Street station.

Miguel Steward, aged 26, of Bordesley Green, Nechells, Birmingham, was found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 6 October of one count of assault by beating.

He was sentenced on Friday (20/10). He was also given an additional four weeks in prison for breaching a suspended sentence, so will serve a total of eight weeks in prison.

On 2 September this year, the victim, a 68-year-old man, was walking through the station when Steward launched himself at him and assaulted him.

The victim sustained injuries and had to be treated by first aiders.

Steward was arrested by BTP officers on 22 September when he was seen at the railway station again. He was charged on the same day. 

Investigating officer, PC Piotr Gass, said: “The victim, a retired man in his sixties, was assaulted by Steward for no reason whatsoever. The assault was unprovoked and the victim sustained injuries as a result of the incident. He was very shaken up by what happened and was left feeling unsafe and confused by the incident.

“Violence will not be tolerated on the railway network and I am pleased that Steward has been convicted and sentenced accordingly.”

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