Man carrying crate of beer headbutted rail staff and bit police radio
Bernard Hartnett from Southampton headbutted rail staff and bit a police radio at Portsmouth and Southsea railway station (Image: Hampshire Constabulary)
A Southampton man who walked into a railway station carrying a crate of beer headbutted staff then bit a police radio.
Bernard Hartnett appeared unsteady on his feet when he stumbled into Portsmouth and Southsea railway station carrying a crate of Budweiser before 9am, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.
A member of staff approached him and advised that he couldn’t travel in his intoxicated state, to which Hartnett replied, “it’s not **** fair.”
He became increasingly aggressive towards the staff member before headbutting him on the nose.
Daily Echo: Portsmouth and Southsea railway station
He then grabbed hold of the victim and began pushing him towards the platform edge, causing the staff member’s knee to collapse as he fell to the floor.
As the victim lay on the platform Hartnett attempted to punch him before other members of rail staff rushed over and restrained him.
Police officers attended and arrested Hartnett, who began to struggle as they led him away.
As they did so, he bit into one of their police radios and refused to release it.