- Miguel Steward, 26, shoved his victim to the ground at New Street station
- He assaulted the 69-year-old man for no apparent reason in Birmingham
- Steward was sentenced to four weeks in prison for assault by beating
- He received an extra four weeks in prison for breaching a suspended sentence
A man who brutally assaulted a complete stranger in a motiveless attack at a busy train station has been jailed.
Shocking footage showed Miguel Steward, 26, from Birmingham run at the elderly victim and push him violently to the ground in a seemingly random attack at New Street station, Birmingham.
He was serving a suspended sentence at the time of the attack.
Steward was sentenced to four weeks in prison after he was found guilty of one count of assault by beating at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
He received an additional four weeks in prison for breaching a suspended sentence, so will serve a total of eight weeks in prison.
On September 2 this year, the victim, a 68-year-old man, was walking through the station when Steward launched himself at him and assaulted him.
Miguel Steward, 26, from Birmingham run at the elderly victim and push him violently to the ground in a seemingly unprovoked attack
The victim sustained injuries and had to be treated by first aiders.
Steward was arrested by British Transport Police officers on September 22 when he was seen at the railway station again.
He was charged on the same day.
Investigating officer, PC Piotr Gass, said: ‘The victim, a retired man in his sixties, was assaulted by Steward for no reason whatsoever.
‘The assault was unprovoked and the victim sustained injuries as a result of the incident.
‘He was very shaken up by what happened and was left feeling unsafe and confused by the incident.
‘Violence will not be tolerated on the railway network and I am pleased that Steward has been convicted and sentenced accordingly.’
Steward suddenly ran at the elderly man and shoved him violently in the busy train station
CCTV video captured the brutal, seemingly random attack at New Street station, Birmingham
The forceful push knocked the 68-year-old off his feet and sent him sprawling to the ground
Shocked onlookers stopped to help the injured man who had to be attended to by first aiders