When It Happens Panel Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting 'OXFORD NEWS' to 80360 or email
Aggressive ‘train rage’ lout is jailed
11:10am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
A FOOTBALL lout who abused passengers and train staff after a 24-hour drinking binge has been jailed for 20 weeks.
Daniel Long, of Andromeda Close, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court after previously pleading guilty to a public order offence and breach of a suspended sentence.
The 48-year-old was also banned from travelling on trains on days when there are football matches.
The court heard how Mr Long, already serving a football banning order given to him the previous December, began verbally abusing fellow train passengers around 11.10pm on Saturday, December 22, as he was returning home from watching West Ham United versus Everton in a London pub.
He then directed violence towards train staff including the manager.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers were alerted and met the service at Reading station where he was arrested.
Having breached the suspended sentence order previously placed on him, Mr Long was jailed for 20 weeks on Tuesday, February 26.
He was also given an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and told not to travel to or through Oxford, Reading, London Paddington and London Marylebone stations on any day that West Ham United or Oxford United are playing a home or away fixture.