Wallasey man sentenced for assaulting woman on train

A Wallasey man has been sentenced after assaulting a woman and verbally abusing a railway worker on a Llandudno train last year.

Jamie Nathan Davies, 42, was sentenced at Llandudno Magistrates Court last week (15 March 2023).  He was sentenced to:

  • 18 weeks imprisonment wholly suspended for 18 months;
  • 35 days Rehabilitation Activity Required;
  • £85 costs;
  • Victim Surcharge £154.

The incident happened on the evening of Friday 29 July 2022 on a Llandudno to Llandudno Junction service.

A passenger alerted the train guard to a commotion in another part of the train. The guard approached Davies who then became verbally aggressive. 

On arrival at Llandudno Junction, Davies was asked to leave the station and he once again became verbally aggressive to staff.

British Transport Police were called by the staff, and once at the station officers carried out an investigation to find out the cause of the commotion that had occurred on the train.

Officers then viewed the onboard CCTV and saw that Davies had assaulted a woman.

Police Constable Hayley Harder said, “Violence again women, or anyone for that matter, will not be tolerated and we will always take action.

“On this occasion, thanks to CCTV we were able to establish that Davies assaulted a woman which resulted in her being injured.

“I would also like to thank the Transport for Wales staff during this incident who acted swiftly and decisively for the welfare of the woman involved.”

Leyton Powell, Transport for Wales’ Safety, Sustainability and Risk Director added, “The majority of our customers appreciate our staff and interactions are positive. We don’t like taking these actions. However, when it comes to the safety, security and welfare of our customers and colleagues, we adopt a strict, zero tolerance to assaults and anti-social behaviour.

“With CCTV recording onboard our trains, people who commit offences of this kind on our trains can expect to be prosecuted, and we always work with the British Transport Police to ensure offenders are brought to justice.”

Image: BTP

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