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.