SHOCKING footage caught the moment a thug shoved an elderly man to the ground in an unprovoked train station attack.

Miguel Steward, 26, shoved the 68-year-old in the concourse area of Birmingham New Street Station in England with so much force, the man was sent sprawling onto the ground in front of horrified commuters, The Sun reports.

Steward, from Birmingham's inner-city, was already serving a suspended sentence when he was caught on CCTV assaulting the man on September 2.

The thug brutally shoves the elderly man to the ground as he passes by him. Picture: Supplied
The thug brutally shoves the elderly man to the ground as he passes by him. Picture: Supplied

Birmingham Magistrates' Court heard 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.

Police Constable 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 walked away after the attack, leaving the man on the ground as people rushed to help him. Picture: Supplied
Steward walked away after the attack, leaving the man on the ground as people rushed to help him. Picture: Supplied

Steward was jailed for four weeks after he was found guilty of assault by beating at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He was also given an additional four weeks in prison for breaching a suspended sentence.

 

This article was originally published by The Sun and appears here with permission.

Steward was serving a suspended sentence at the time of the attack. Picture: Supplied
Steward was serving a suspended sentence at the time of the attack. Picture: Supplied


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