A 26-year-old woman has been jailed for 32 weeks after spitting wine into a nurse’s eye and face.
Jane Kelly Brown was on a train at around 8pm on April 2 when she made a ‘derogatory remark’ about the nurse’s clothes.
The nurse then saw Brown drinking from a bottle of wine and overheard her speaking to a man about picking up some cocaine, the Metro reports.
She went to find somewhere private to call the police and alerted them to the woman, before getting off the train at Penmaenmawr station, near Llandudno, in north Wales.
Brown however stopped the nurse from walking away and started asking: "What’s your problem?"
She then spat a mouthful of wine into the nurse’s eye and face.
A train guard witnessed the attack and proceeded to bring the victim to safety back in the carriage, before calling the police.
The perpetrator was identified from the train’s CCTV footage but originally denied the attack.
She changed her plea to guilty however during the trial and was handed a 10-week sentence for the assault.
The sentence was then increased to a total of 32 weeks for breaching a suspended sentence and Brown was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation.
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Investigating officer, Jon Liptrot, referred to the attack on a key worker during the pandemic as "absolutely disgusting".
He said: "This type of behaviour will not be tolerated on the railway and we’re grateful to the sentence imposed by the courts.
"I’d like to thank the train guard for their quick thinking and for supporting the victim until the police arrived and to highlight the bravery of the victim and witness for standing up to such unacceptable behaviour.
"Our nurses have a hard-enough job, never mind having to be subjected to awful incidents like this. Thankfully, incidents like this are rare."