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Woman found guilty of staff assault – Brixton Underground station

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A 49-year-old woman who punched a member of station staff has been found guilty of Common Assault following a British Transport Police Investigation.

On Thursday 12 July, Janine Dominique Sealy, of Loughborough Road, Brixton, pleaded not guilty to the assault at Hendon Magistrates’ Court but was handed a community order of 12 months. The order says she is not to come within two metres of the entrance to Brixton station and a curfew to remain indoors between 6.00pm and 6.00am while monitored by an electronic tag.

On Monday 21 May, a customer service assistant was on duty at Brixton London Underground station assisting a group of passengers at the ticket machines.

The member of staff noticed Sealy, who had already been asked to leave the station. As she was instructed for the second time to leave, Sealy punched the member of staff.

Sealy left the station before police arrived. She was later arrested when identified by the member of staff.

British Transport Police officer, PC Cini said:

“This was an unprovoked attack on a member of rail staff who was simply doing their job. The attack left the victim shaken resulting in them taking time off to recover from the shock. We take assaults on staff very seriously and will do all we can to ensure those responsible are brought before the courts.”

Sealy was also ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the victim, a £250 Crown prosecution service charge and a court surcharge of £85.

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