Man sentenced for assaulting BTP officers

A 47-year-old man has been sentenced after he assaulted two police officers when he was refused travel for being too drunk.

Stephen Davison, of Parkbourn Square, Maghull received a 12-month community order, a 12-week electronic curfew and ordered to pay £400 compensation for assaulting two emergency workers.

His wife, Anna Davison, aged 54, was fined a total of £179 for obstructing police.

Both pleaded guilty to the offences and were sentenced at Liverpool Magistrate’s Court on Friday, August 6.

The court heard how on Sunday 30th May, British Transport Police officers were called to assist staff at Liverpool Central station after Mr Davison reacted aggressively when he was told he was too intoxicated to travel.

When officers arrived they were met with aggression from the pair who they escorted out of the station.

Mr Davison returned and punched one officer to the side of the head and punched another female officer in the head and jaw before brawling with the officers on the ground in a bid to resist arrest.

Mrs Davison then grabbed the female officer, preventing her from defending herself.

Investigating officer PC Adam Newton said:
“No one has the right to assault our officers – instead of leaving the station as requested Mr Davison decided to attack the officers who were simply doing their job and helping keep the railway safe.

“Byelaws that prevent those who are considered too intoxicated from travelling exist for their own safety as well as the safety of other passengers.”