Watch: Shocking video shows attack on two brothers at York Station – as one man is jailed
Police have released video footage of an attack on two brothers at York Station, after one of their assailants was jailed.
It happened on Friday, December 11 last year. A verbal altercation took place between Danny Furniss and Jordan Heath and the two brothers, before the brothers walked off.
Furniss and Heath ran after them. Heath rugby tackled one to the ground and punched him twice in the head.
Furniss punched the other victim in the head several times, with one punch taking him to the ground. While on the ground, Furniss slapped and punched him several more times before walking over to his brother and punching him.
The two men admitted assaulting the pair, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Furniss, aged 34, of Vernon Rise, Grassmoor, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and was jailed for 16 weeks.
Heath, aged 27, of Shakespeare Street, Holmewood, Derbyshire, admitted one count of assault and received a 16-week suspended sentence and was ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work.
Both were sentenced at York Magistrates Court on Monday, April 19.
‘Violence won’t be tolerated’
Investigating officer PC Chris Smith said: “This could have ended very differently if Furniss and Heath had not gone after the brothers and had instead gone about their business of returning home after a day out in York.
“Furniss would not be sitting in a cell and Heath would not have a criminal record tarnishing his reputation.
“Violence has no place on the rail network and will not be tolerated. Everyone has the right to travel without fear of violence or abuse.
“If anyone ever experiences behaviour of this nature on the railway they can us text us discreetly on 61016, or call 999 in an emergency.”