Louts who fought, racially abused public and then headbutted a train

Framework Development. Hebden Bridge Station.
Framework Development. Hebden Bridge Station.

Drunken yobs who fought on a train in front of distressed members of the public causing it to be delayed for twenty minutes have appeared at court.

Michael Campbell, 21, of Sefton Terrace, Halifax, and Gregory Yeadon, 20, of Park Crescent, Lee Mount, fought on the train from Todmorden to Halifax before a guard forced them to leave at Hebden Bridge station.

Members of public had to assist in removing them from the train and once on the platform Yeadon flew into a rage and shouted racist abuse before headbutting the train.

They both admitted using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of unlawful violence.

Yeadon admitted a further offence of using racially aggravated words.

Sentencing was adjourned for preparation of pre-sentence reports. Campbell and Yeadon will appear again at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on January 24.