Passenger jailed for abusive reaction to being prevented from boarding train

A passenger has been jailed for his abusive reaction to being prevented from boarding a train from Belfast to Londonderry.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:48 pm
Updated Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:57 pm
Laganside court complex in Belfast city centre.
Laganside court complex in Belfast city centre.

Lee Bradley received a two-month sentence in connection with the outburst at a station on July 12, 2019.

The 20-year-old, whose address was given in court as Collon Lane in Londonderry, pleaded guilty to a single charge of disorderly behaviour.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the defendant was prevented from getting on the train at Great Victoria Street in Belfast.

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Bradley had been refused permission to travel due to possible drug or alcohol consumption, according to the prosecution.

Police then arrived in a bid to escort him from the premises.

But a Crown lawyer added: “He refused to leave, shouting at staff and police, and being aggressive in behaviour.”

Bradley was arrested after he continued to be abusive in the grounds of the train station.

A defence solicitor told the court he should be given maximum credit for admitting the offence.

With Bradley already in custody for a separate case, District Judge George Conner ordered: “He is sentenced to two months, concurrent with any other sentence being served.”