West Ham fan from Woodford Green admits threatening grandfather on train

CCTV image of West released by British Transport Police following the attack

CCTV image of West released by British Transport Police following the attack

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A West Ham supporter has admitted threatening a grandfather on a train.

Raymond West, 49, of Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, appeared today at Basildon Magistrates Court.

He was initially charged with assault by beating and using threatening behaviour towards 70-year-old George Douglas on the Southend Victoria to Shenfield service on August 23 last year.

West denied both charges at a hearing in December and he admitted using threatening language with intent to cause fear and provoke unlwaful violence.

Police later issued a public appeal showing a CCTV image of West wearing a West Ham United shirt.

He has been remanded on unconditional bail for sentencing at Basildon Magistrates Court on April 25.

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