Man jailed following Jarrow Metro assault
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A man has been jailed for assault and theft following a British Transport Police investigation.
Reece Nixon, aged 24, of Prendwick Court, Hebburn, was jailed for 9 months after pleading guilty to ABH and theft on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at Newcastle Crown Court.
He was also sentenced to an additional 15 months imprisonment as part of a separate Northumbria Police investigation.
The Court heard how on Sunday 24th April 2019, Nixon punched an associate before taking his mobile phone after they both left the train at Fellgate Metro Station in Jarrow.
The victim attempted to get away via a lift at the Station but Nixon followed him and continued the assault, punching him repeatedly.
Later that day Nixon was arrested on suspicion of robbery. During a search of Nixon’s home, officers retrieved the victim’s mobile phone.
Investigating officer DC Colin Dore said: “Violence on the railway will not be tolerated. Everyone has the right to travel without fearing for their safety. Hopefully Nixon’s sentence will give him time to reflect on the consequences of lashing out and attacking others.”