A MAN who launched an 'unprovoked' and 'serious' attack on a person on a train in Herefordshire has been jailed after failing to comply with his community order. 

Aiden Docherty entered a guilty plea to one count of failing to comply with the requirements of a community order when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in March.

Hereford Times:

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 20-year-old had failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order, by failing to attend probation appointments on June 21, 2022, and August 31, 2022.


He had also failed to provide the required evidence to reasonable excuse his absence within the specified time limit, the court heard.

Hereford Times:

The community order, which was imposed by magistrates in Worcester on December 14, 2021, for assaulting a man by beating on board a train between Leominster and Ludlow stations, was revoked and the original offence resentenced.

Magistrates said the offence was serious as it had been an unprovoked attack of a serious nature.

Docherty, of Bellstone, Shrewsbury, was committed to prison for 20 weeks and ordered to pay costs of £60 and a £128 victim surcharge.