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Man who assaulted police officers is branded a ‘pest’ and banned from train stations

Police said man "attempted to gouge at officer's eye" wile resisting arrest

15 May, 2017 — By William McLennan

Crozier used a “disgusting” level of violence against officers, police said

A 20-YEAR-OLD man who police described as a “pest” has been banned from entering King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations.

Brandon Crozier, of Quex Road, West Hampstead, was charged with assaulting two police officers on May 1 and was imprisoned for ten weeks given a criminal behaviour order at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Thursday, May 4.

British Transport Police officers at the station spotted Crozier, who was wanted for failing to appear at court on other matters, and attempted to make an arrest. BTP said that Crozier violently resisted arrest and a spokesman said:“Using his fingers, he attempted to gouge at the officer’s eyes who was trying to restrain him. As more officers arrived to assist, one was bitten by Crozier.”

Inspector Tim Tubbs, the commander in charge of policing at Euston, 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, resulting in two of my officers being assaulted. We do not tolerate this type of violent and anti-social behaviour and will always seek the toughest possible sentences.

“Last week’s sentence proves this and Crozier now has a court order prohibiting him from causing further distress of concern amongst the travelling public. This order should also be welcomed by members of the public, who will thankfully not have to experience his anti-social and at times, threatening behaviour.”

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