A violent man randomly assaulted a member of staff at Willesden Junction station.
Tehrell Hamilton launched an unprovoked attack as he walked through the ticket barriers at the station on July 4 this year.
Hamilton, from the Peabody Estate in Kensal Green , had just walked through the ticket barriers after using the Overground service when he approached his victim.
The defendant became hostile and started to use threatening and abusive language towards his victim.
The hostility turned to violence as he attacked the staff member, pushing him to the floor and punching him four times on the body and head before walking away.
He was apprehended after British Transport Police (BTP) launched a public appeal.
He was fined and told to pay compensation to his victim and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) costs.
PC Noel Delpuech-Deasy from BTP’s Workplace Violence Unit, said: “Hamilton’s behaviour was totally unprovoked and utterly unacceptable.
"His nasty attack left his victim incredibly shaken but thankfully without any serious injuries.”
During his court appearance on Monday (November 28) Hamilton was given an eight-week sentence suspended for 12 months, told to pay £250 in compensation, a £115 victim surcharge, and CPS costs of £85.
Siwan Hayward, Transport for London’s head of transport policing, said: “Everyone has the right to go about their work without fear or intimidation, including our staff who work hard assisting our customers and keeping them safe.
“This was a shocking incident and we have worked with the police to bring the perpetrator to justice.
"We will not tolerate any form of abuse towards our staff.
"Any such incident is fully investigated and we always seek the strongest sentence possible.”
Hamilton will also participate in a 40 day rehabilitation programme.
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