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11:03 Thursday 26 January 2012  Written by Justin Burns

Railway station attacker jailed for two years

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith

A thug who pushed a man down a flight of stairs at Slough railway station and kicked him in the head has been jailed for two years.

Jurors found Jonathan Smith, 39, of Dyson Close, Windsor, guilty of GBH and a racially aggravated public order offence at Reading Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard how Smith attacked a 31-year-old man on the stairs after they had an argument at 8pm on May 8.

He then racially abused an officer from British Transport Police (BTP) who arrested him as he attempted to get away by jumping on to another train.

BTP said they were called about a disturbance on a platform before officers found the victim unconscious on the floor, having suffered serious head injuries.

Smith denied both the charges at the same court on September 23.

DC Gerry Hughes, investigating officer from BTP CID, said: "Smith subjected the victim to an unprovoked and violent attack, which left him requiring 18 stitches in his head.

"By catching the victim unaware and kicking him down a flight of stairs, Smith left him with no means of defending himself."

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