A 18 -year-old man has been jailed for a vicious assault on a 19 -year-old woman on board a train, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Lewis Ellis, who was 17 at the time of the incident, of Cemetary Road, Westtown, Dewsbury, pleaded guilty to domestic assault, criminal damage and witness intimidation and was sentenced to two years in a youth offender's institute at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday May 10.
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34.
The court heard how on Sunday 11 July last year Ellis was sitting next to the victim who he knew, on a train to Leeds when he punched her in the head three times, slapped her repeatedly and kneed her in the top of her thigh. He then bit her hand before taking her phone which also contained her bank card and provisional license
Following his arrest Ellis repeatedly harassed his victim sending incessant and threatening text messages in an attempt to make her drop charges against him.
Det Sgt Roy Durant said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a young woman who was left shaken and terrified.
"If you witness any crime on the railway you can use our discreet text service 61016 to report it to us."