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Man jailed after assault on staff and police at New Street Station

A man has been jailed for assaulting two police officers at Birmingham New Street Station.

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Kurt Broadbent

Kurt Broadbent, aged 29, of St Johns Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

He was handed a five-month sentence on November 10 at Newcastle Under Lyme Magistrates' Court.

The court heard how, on Wednesday, September 20, British Transport Police officers were called to New Street Station after Broadbent assaulted a member of rail staff and continued to behave in a very aggressive and volatile manner.

When officers arrived, he continued to act aggressively and began swearing and kicking out at them. He then proceeded to bite one officer's hand and clawed at a second officer’s hand causing a cut.

Police Sergeant Kamran Arshad said: "There is no excuse for the violence and abuse of our officers that Broadbent committed, we do not tolerate this behaviour at railway stations or across the network. Officers work tirelessly to serve the community and they and rail staff come to work to ensure people are kept safe.

"The incident had a significant impact on the public as it occurred at rush hour. So I would like to thank them for their understanding and patience while officers dealt with the situation.

"I am extremely grateful for the hard work of my team to bring this dangerous offender to justice and for putting themselves in harm's way."

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