The Scarborough News
Man jailed after sex romp on train
A man has been jailed over a romp with his girlfriend in a train compartment in front of children coming home from a day at the seaside, a court heard.
A rail yob has been jailed over a romp with his girlfriend in a train compartment in front of children coming home from a day at the seaside, a court heard.
Bullying Andrew Bradley was jailed for six months for terrorising a female security guard whom he cornered in a carriage when she tried to stop his outrageous behaviour.
Bradley and girlfriend Amanda Lundy had already been found together in the toilets of the busy TransPennine Express while it was still pulling out of Scarborough station.
Security staff alerted by an automatic alarm ordered the boozy couple back to their seats after catching Lundy with her trousers down in the cubicle.
But as the guards made their way up the train they were called back by passengers complaining about the couple again.
Bradley, 43, was jailed for six months for subjecting the security guard to a torrent of shocking abuse while she was calling British Transport Police for help.
When the train reached Malton, Bradley half got off but kept one foot on the platform and the other on the train.
He cleared his throat and prepared to spit at the guard but her male colleague stepped between them and Bradley got off.
The guard had worked in that role for six months and said she had enjoyed helping members of the public but had resigned because of the incident.
Ms Turnbull said: “Clearly, there has been no physical injury but psychologically there has been a massive effect on this lady, who was a public servant trying to do her job.”
Another guard said in his statement: “The train was very busy.
“There were women and children on board. I was very concerned about the safety of the passengers.”
Bradley, from Halifax, was due to appear at court on August 11 charged with the public order offence on August 3 2014.
But he failed to turn up – claiming he could not afford the train fare – and was convicted in his absence.
The court heard he had 88 previous convictions.
At Scarborough, he was jailed for a further six months consecutive for the public order offence and a bail offence.