A MAN has been sent to prison after assaulting a man and threatening a woman at a train station.

Philip Ralph Longstaff was jailed by magistrates in Newton Aycliffe on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old was accused of one charge of assault and another of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with the intent of causing that person to believe violence would be used.

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Both offences happened at Northallerton train station, in Boroughbridge Road, on March 16 this year.

He was given a six week jail sentence.

He was also told to pay £50 in compensation but was not given any court costs due to a lack of means.

Longstaff, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to both charges.

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