Train flasher jailed for beating at Hackney Downs

PUBLISHED: 15:55 17 August 2010

Jack McCutcheon

Jack McCutcheon


Homeless man who bared private parts on a train and beat an innocent bystander jailed

A HOMELESS flasher who attacked a train worker at Hackney Downs has been banned from travelling on trains, tubes and buses while intoxicated.

Jack McCutcheon, 52, has also been banned from swearing and threatening people as part of a five-year ASBO handed down to him at Hatfield Remand Court on Friday August 13 where he was also jailed for eight weeks.

McCutcheon was on a Liverpool Street to Chingford train on March 4 when he got his private parts out in front of a number of passengers.

Staff was called who told him to get dressed and escorted him off the train at Hackney Downs.

While sitting on a bench he launched an attack on an 54-year-old male staff member, punching him in the face and delivering blows as the victim lay on the floor.

The victim was left with a cut to his nose and broken glasses.

Police were called who arrested McCutcheon and charged him with assault by beating.

Anyone who witnesses McCutcheon acting in a manner that breaches the terms of his ASBO should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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