An aggressive teenager slapped a member of rail staff in the face before pulling out a knife and threatening to kill them, all because she was asked to pay the fare.
She was given a 14 month prison sentence for affray, possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of common assault, at Blackfriars Crown Court, on Friday May 26.
The teen stirred up trouble when she was overheard swearing down the phone and threatening to kill the person she was speaking to, on October 9 last year.
Awled had arrived at the station with two friends, who all tried to make their way to the platform by barging through the barrier, using one oyster card between them, police said.
A member of staff approached them, asking the remaining two to buy tickets, and to stop swearing as there were children present.
Awled became abusive and threatened the member of staff before slapping her in the face.
One of Awled’s friends tried to grab her to stop her but she turned on them - and also slapped them in the face.
As Awled walked away, staff asked her again to leave the station, so she turned around to face staff members and waved a kitchen knife at them, police said.
Again Awled’s friend was forced to jump in to help the member of staff who Awled was threatening to stab and kill.
The violent teen was wrestled down to the platform, by her friends, while staff retreated to the office.
Awled eventually left the station and tried to hide the knife in a garden, but she was arrested on a nearby road by British Transport Police firearms officers.
DC Ross McAlpine said: “Everyone has the right to travel and work in a safe environment without fear or intimidation.
"This was a particular frightening experience for the staff who were working at the station at the time.
“I hope Awled takes the time to reflect upon her actions and realises that behaviour like this will never be tolerated on the rail network and police officers will always do everything they can to ensure that people are not only safe where they work and travel, but that also feel safe.”
Awled previously pleaded guilty to affray, possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of common assault, at Blackfriars Crown Court, on May 8.
She was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment in a young offender institution, for affray, four months imprisonment for possession of an offensive weapon, and two months imprisonment for each assault to run concurrently.
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