Man, 20, locked up after terrifying train incident

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A MAN who mugged a woman train passenger before attacking another commuter and the driver has been locked up for two and a half years.

Daniel Berriman also stole £300 from a nearby takeaway after fleeing Bentley railway station when the train stopped.

The 20-year-old, of Churchfield caravan site, off Church Street, Bentley, pleaded guilty at Doncaster Crown Court to charges of robbery, assault causing actual bodily harm, common assault and theft.

He had been drinking before boarding the train and decided to steal the laptop being used by Amy Hopkins, who banged her head against the carriage window in the struggle. The defendant bit another passenger who tried to intervene, while he also punched the driver in the face when he stopped the train at Bentley.

Defence barrister Andrew Smith said Berriman was not able to cope with difficulties he had during his life but insisted they could be addressed.

Sentencing, Recorder Tom Bayliss QC said train passengers should feel safe without fear of assault or incident from other passengers. He added: “Significant force was used in the robbery.”