Lewisham man jailed for train assault

Pic: British Transport Police

Pic: British Transport Police

A 43-year-old man from Lewisham has been found guilty and jailed for two violent attacks that took place on Southeastern trains earlier this year.

Dean Jennings attacked his first victim, a 24-year-old man travelling with his girlfriend, on a train between Charing Cross and Waterloo East. Jennings kicked and head butted him after having verbally threatened him.

After the first attack, Jennings was arrested at Waterloo East Station and held on police bail.

A month later, the 43-year-old attacked his second victim, by kicking him and hitting him with a bottle of vodka.

Jennings pleaded guilty to the attacks at the Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday. He was sentenced to nine months for the first assault occasioning actual body harm, and twelve months for the second attack. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

PC Steve Ajayi, part of the investigation team, said: “Both of these violent assaults were totally unprovoked and I welcome the sentencing that Jennings has received. This aggressive and hostile individual will spend the next 21 months behind bars for his actions.”

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