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Caught on CCTV: Fare dodger on Nottingham tram hits inspector and pushes another worker
CCTV footage captures the incident which happened in front of other passengers
A jobless man who slapped an inspector on a tram full of passengers, which was caught on CCTV, has been jailed at Nottingham Crown Court.
The fare dodger, Mr Orion Hunter, aged 35, had not long been freed from prison and when detained five days later, was found in possession of a knife.
Hunter was asked on the tram to show his ticket by the inspector but did not provide one. He had an invalid ticket which the inspector confiscated and this made Hunter angry, which is when he slapped the inspector, causing him to suffer from injuries as a result of his actions.
The CCTV footage shown in court shows the incident happening in front of a tram full of passengers.
When the tram stopped, Hunter got off and pushed another tram worker that was stood on the platform, luckily he was unharmed.
Hunter apparently said to the second tram worker: “I am sorry I hit your mate.”
The incident happened when the tram was at Goldsmith Street on Thursday, December 29 last year.
Hunter pleaded guilty to two counts of assault – for beating and for having a knife in a public place. He was given a 22-week prison sentence and ordered to pay £500 costs, as the inspector suffered damage to his teeth during the assault.
Hunter was not in possession of the knife whilst on the tram but was found on him when he was arrested and searched on February 3, on Highbury Road.
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This news was posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017, read more CCTV News.
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