West Hampstead man handed ten week sentence for 'disgusting' violence
PUBLISHED: 08:13 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:13 15 May 2017
A man who tried to gouge out the eyes of an officer trying to arrest him has been handed a 10 week jail sentence.
Officers on patrol at Euston station spotted Brandon Crozier – wanted for failing to appear in court for multiple offences – on Monday, May 1 and gave chase after the 20-year-old tried to flee on seeing them approach.
Once caught, Crozier, of Quex Road, West Hampstead, launched his attack, kicking, and attempting to gouge out the eyes of an officer trying to restrain him. He then tried to bite a second officer.
Crozier was taken into custody and charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer. He was sentenced three days later at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ court.
In addition to the 10 week sentence, Crozier was handed a two year criminal behaviour order prohibiting him from entering King’s Cross, St Pancras or Euston stations; loitering outside tube or mainline stations without a valid ticket and entering or hanging around outside stations whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
He was also ordered not to threaten or intimidate members of the public.
Euston station commander Insp Tim Tubbs said: “Crozier was a pest around the Euston and King’s Cross area and we are pleased with the sentence.
“The violence he demonstrated in trying to evade police custody was simply disgusting.
“We do not tolerate this type of violent and anti-social behaviour and will always seek the toughest possible sentences,” he added.
Anyone who spots Crozier in breach of the order should notify British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040.