Man jailed after assaulting railway staff

Kelvin Mills Credit: British Transport Police

A 32-year-old man has been jailed for six weeks after he assaulted a member of staff at Southend railway station.

Kelvin Mills, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to battery by common assault.

It happened on 26 July at Southend rail station when a member of rail staff prevented Mills from entering the station as he didn't have a ticket. He threw a can of cider at the member of staff, striking him in the chest and covering him with alcohol.

Everyone has the right to travel and work on the rail network without fear or intimidation. Rail staff should be allowed to carry out their duties without being subjected to violence or the fear of violence.

The victim was merely doing his job when he was assaulted by Mills. This was a completely unprovoked attack and the punishment handed down by the court reiterates that violence on the rail network will not be tolerated.

– PC Chris Henschel