Bromley man jailed for four years after 'brutal' attack on teenage boy at train station

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Alfie Barrett

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A Bromley man has been jailed for four years after a “brutal attack” with a golf club on a teenage boy.

Alfie Barrett, 23, of Main Road, St Mary Cray, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on August 15 after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to GBH with intent.

The court heard how at St Mary Cray train station in November last year Barrett walked up to the victim, a 17-year-old, of Bromley, from behind and struck him on the head with the golf club.

He tried to escape but was hit repeatedly and fell to the station floor outside the booking hall, where Barrett kicked him as he lay semi-conscious.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the attack was so severe it left the golf club in two pieces, with the head coming away from the pole.

Detective Constable Steve Best, who led the investigation, said: “This was a brutal and sustained attack that left a young man with nasty injuries.

“The victim arrived at the station on train from Bickley on November 20 at about 7pm and walked to the booking hall to check train times.

“Whilst doing so, Barrett walked up behind him and struck him on the head with the golf club.

DC Best continued: “When the weapon was recovered by officers, it was in two pieces. This demonstrates the extreme force Barrett used to attack his defenceless victim.”

After the incident Barrett fled and left the victim suffering from a broken elbow, a deep cut to his head, and extensive bruising to his torso.

Off-duty police and members of the public gave first aid before an ambulance took the victim to hospital.

BTP officers later found the broken golf club discarded on the railway line close-by.

Barrett contacted police within days of the attack and made arrangements to hand himself in. He was arrested on November 28 after walking into Ebury Bridge police station, where he was charged with GBH.

DC Best also thanked eyewitnesses who helped with investigations and added: “This sentence shows the seriousness of the assault and the lasting impact it had on the young victim.”

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9:47pm Wed 20 Aug 14

miss alwaysrite says...

2 wrongs dont make a right but u cant seriously feel sorry 4 a bloke who repeatedly carries out violent robberies on young kids n the elderly! maybe his next victim will be somebody you know, then you might see him 4 the scum he is.
2 wrongs dont make a right but u cant seriously feel sorry 4 a bloke who repeatedly carries out violent robberies on young kids n the elderly! maybe his next victim will be somebody you know, then you might see him 4 the scum he is. miss alwaysrite
  • Score: 46

10:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Craygirl14 says...

Miss alwaysrite .. Couldn't agree with you more !! Scum will always be scum .. And that's what Alfie turner is !! A leopard never changes it spots !!!
Miss alwaysrite .. Couldn't agree with you more !! Scum will always be scum .. And that's what Alfie turner is !! A leopard never changes it spots !!! Craygirl14
  • Score: 54

11:38pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Who the F is this Alf Turner ? How does he fit into this story FFS.

I'm lost.com
Who the F is this Alf Turner ? How does he fit into this story FFS. I'm lost.com Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 13

3:14am Thu 21 Aug 14

jtbrit says...

I believe that Craygirl14 is saying that Alfie Turner is the person who was assaulted at the station.
I believe that Craygirl14 is saying that Alfie Turner is the person who was assaulted at the station. jtbrit
  • Score: 42

10:05am Thu 21 Aug 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

I don't know any of the people involved, but it did strike me as odd that this "news" item contained no suggested motive for the attack - nor referred to it as motiveless.
Also, the article does not not mention anything the accused said in his defence, so you have to wonder if this is just the usual NS sloppy reporting or a deliberate attempt to slant the story.
I don't know any of the people involved, but it did strike me as odd that this "news" item contained no suggested motive for the attack - nor referred to it as motiveless. Also, the article does not not mention anything the accused said in his defence, so you have to wonder if this is just the usual NS sloppy reporting or a deliberate attempt to slant the story. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 29

10:58am Thu 21 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Will we have a campaign now painting graffiti all over London proclaiming ..

" ALFIE TURNER IS INNOCENT "
Will we have a campaign now painting graffiti all over London proclaiming .. " ALFIE TURNER IS INNOCENT " Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 35

1:29pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Craygirl14 says...

Alfie turner ain't innocent. Like Iv said before Alfie turner and the rest of his wannabe mates who commit crimes are nothing but scum !! The quicker the lot of them go down the better !!
JUSTICE for ALFIE BARRETT!!
Alfie turner ain't innocent. Like Iv said before Alfie turner and the rest of his wannabe mates who commit crimes are nothing but scum !! The quicker the lot of them go down the better !! JUSTICE for ALFIE BARRETT!! Craygirl14
  • Score: 23

1:31pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Gavinp says...

A revenge attack for some one hurting his brother and sister sounds more reasonable? Maybe thats why he unusually handed his self in as he felt remorse after his moment of madness perhaps?

If some one did that to my sisters id do worse.
A revenge attack for some one hurting his brother and sister sounds more reasonable? Maybe thats why he unusually handed his self in as he felt remorse after his moment of madness perhaps? If some one did that to my sisters id do worse. Gavinp
  • Score: 19

6:28pm Thu 21 Aug 14

jaded1 says...

Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded_1 do u even know what you are on about ?? I think not !! So you think it's ok for a 12 & 13 year brother who are walking home from school to be attacked and robbed ?? I suggest you get your head check love because how Iv been brought up that's wrong! Alfie turner is amongst a fair few other wrongens who have been dragged up who commit Crimes on a daily basis and get away with it .. Where is the fairness in that?? Alfie Barrett has never commited a crime before this in his life and he gets punishes !! There are a lot of people out there who would want to shake Alfie Barrett hand for what he done !!!
Dear Chavgirl14, two pieces of advice.
Firstly don't write like you speak.Punctuation,pa
ragraphs and spell-checker are your friends.
Secondly,Alfie Barrett's never committed a crime? Really? Or has he said that to get into your drawers?
You're welcome.
[quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded_1 do u even know what you are on about ?? I think not !! So you think it's ok for a 12 & 13 year brother who are walking home from school to be attacked and robbed ?? I suggest you get your head check love because how Iv been brought up that's wrong! Alfie turner is amongst a fair few other wrongens who have been dragged up who commit Crimes on a daily basis and get away with it .. Where is the fairness in that?? Alfie Barrett has never commited a crime before this in his life and he gets punishes !! There are a lot of people out there who would want to shake Alfie Barrett hand for what he done !!![/p][/quote]Dear Chavgirl14, two pieces of advice. Firstly don't write like you speak.Punctuation,pa ragraphs and spell-checker are your friends. Secondly,Alfie Barrett's never committed a crime? Really? Or has he said that to get into your drawers? You're welcome. jaded1
  • Score: -16

7:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

The Crays !

Inbreds.

Priceless.
The Crays ! Inbreds. Priceless. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 25

7:34pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Craygirl14 says...

Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !! Craygirl14
  • Score: 30

8:13pm Thu 21 Aug 14

jaded1 says...

I ask again-Alfie Barrett,never been arrested before this?

In other news from Craygirl14-the moon is made of green cheese and the earth is flat!
I ask again-Alfie Barrett,never been arrested before this? In other news from Craygirl14-the moon is made of green cheese and the earth is flat! jaded1
  • Score: -15

10:31pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Craygirl14 says...

Bore off jaded1 keep repeating your self !!!
Bore off jaded1 keep repeating your self !!! Craygirl14
  • Score: 22

8:52am Fri 22 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

only Alfie's can comment on this story
only Alfie's can comment on this story Dean ambrose
  • Score: -6

10:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Alfie has a prerdy mouth and with them ears he will soon be playing the piccolo inside.
Alfie has a prerdy mouth and with them ears he will soon be playing the piccolo inside. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 55

12:35pm Fri 22 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

miss alwaysrite wrote:
2 wrongs dont make a right but u cant seriously feel sorry 4 a bloke who repeatedly carries out violent robberies on young kids n the elderly! maybe his next victim will be somebody you know, then you might see him 4 the scum he is.
Can agree with most of your comment but who said this was a robbery? It was an attack. Seems to me news shopper did not find out from their police sourcing why this person carried out the attack.
But it was appalling and this bloke needs seriously taking in hand, you cant just walk up to an 'innocent' and start battering the life out of them for no reason. This is just utter madness.
[quote][p][bold]miss alwaysrite[/bold] wrote: 2 wrongs dont make a right but u cant seriously feel sorry 4 a bloke who repeatedly carries out violent robberies on young kids n the elderly! maybe his next victim will be somebody you know, then you might see him 4 the scum he is.[/p][/quote]Can agree with most of your comment but who said this was a robbery? It was an attack. Seems to me news shopper did not find out from their police sourcing why this person carried out the attack. But it was appalling and this bloke needs seriously taking in hand, you cant just walk up to an 'innocent' and start battering the life out of them for no reason. This is just utter madness. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -230

12:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

As for the rest of the comments.........who
's related to whom? and who is and who isn't the baddy out of the TWO Alfies? and I am confused.com now.
As for the rest of the comments.........who 's related to whom? and who is and who isn't the baddy out of the TWO Alfies? and I am confused.com now. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -50

1:15pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Oldchap says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
As for the rest of the comments.........who

's related to whom? and who is and who isn't the baddy out of the TWO Alfies? and I am confused.com now.
I was wondering which Alfie she was referring to
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: As for the rest of the comments.........who 's related to whom? and who is and who isn't the baddy out of the TWO Alfies? and I am confused.com now.[/p][/quote]I was wondering which Alfie she was referring to Oldchap
  • Score: 7

2:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

reasonable75 says...

Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
And you didn't bother about selling either

So you went to grammar school - how did you get in as your standard of English is poor for a 7 year old

Presumably 14 refers to your age?
[quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]And you didn't bother about selling either So you went to grammar school - how did you get in as your standard of English is poor for a 7 year old Presumably 14 refers to your age? reasonable75
  • Score: -20

2:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Marty1979 says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Craygirl14 wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
And you didn't bother about selling either So you went to grammar school - how did you get in as your standard of English is poor for a 7 year old Presumably 14 refers to your age?
Perhaps she should have called herself chavgirl14
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]And you didn't bother about selling either So you went to grammar school - how did you get in as your standard of English is poor for a 7 year old Presumably 14 refers to your age?[/p][/quote]Perhaps she should have called herself chavgirl14 Marty1979
  • Score: -10

3:32pm Fri 22 Aug 14

molsey says...

The Fozziest of Bears wrote:
I don't know any of the people involved, but it did strike me as odd that this "news" item contained no suggested motive for the attack - nor referred to it as motiveless.
Also, the article does not not mention anything the accused said in his defence, so you have to wonder if this is just the usual NS sloppy reporting or a deliberate attempt to slant the story.
Couldn't agree more.
[quote][p][bold]The Fozziest of Bears[/bold] wrote: I don't know any of the people involved, but it did strike me as odd that this "news" item contained no suggested motive for the attack - nor referred to it as motiveless. Also, the article does not not mention anything the accused said in his defence, so you have to wonder if this is just the usual NS sloppy reporting or a deliberate attempt to slant the story.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. molsey
  • Score: 5

5:22pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
this is properly the worst thing ever written
[quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]this is properly the worst thing ever written Dean ambrose
  • Score: -21

6:01pm Fri 22 Aug 14

franksutton says...

Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
Perhaps he hasn't commented (on) a crime, but how many as he committed
[quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]Perhaps he hasn't commented (on) a crime, but how many as he committed franksutton
  • Score: -5

8:12pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
this is properly the worst thing ever written
properly ??

Oh my sides.. you clown.
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]this is properly the worst thing ever written[/p][/quote]properly ?? Oh my sides.. you clown. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 2

8:00am Sat 23 Aug 14

Marty1979 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Dean ambrose wrote:
Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
this is properly the worst thing ever written
properly ??

Oh my sides.. you clown.
It's proper rubbish innit
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]this is properly the worst thing ever written[/p][/quote]properly ?? Oh my sides.. you clown.[/p][/quote]It's proper rubbish innit Marty1979
  • Score: -17

6:34pm Thu 28 Aug 14

mooro84 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
The Crays !

Inbreds.

Priceless.
oh yes you got that spot on inbreds ha ha!
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: The Crays ! Inbreds. Priceless.[/p][/quote]oh yes you got that spot on inbreds ha ha! mooro84
  • Score: 4

12:23am Thu 4 Sep 14

Hipchick says...

On the day 15th November 2013, 4 boys got assaulted whilst they were walking home from school. This is a fact. Anyone can get in contact with the police and they will have 4 victim statements for this day. Boys who were innocently walking home from school and they got punched (in the face) and the robber tried to bite them among other things. Two of the boys were brothers and related to the man in the article

Whilst I do not condone what the man in this article has done to the robber, I think the victims in all of this are the 4 innocent boys who got robbed. I think this is a very poorly written article from the Newshopper.
On the day 15th November 2013, 4 boys got assaulted whilst they were walking home from school. This is a fact. Anyone can get in contact with the police and they will have 4 victim statements for this day. Boys who were innocently walking home from school and they got punched (in the face) and the robber tried to bite them among other things. Two of the boys were brothers and related to the man in the article Whilst I do not condone what the man in this article has done to the robber, I think the victims in all of this are the 4 innocent boys who got robbed. I think this is a very poorly written article from the Newshopper. Hipchick
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Thu 4 Sep 14

getfactsrite1 says...

Craygirl14 wrote:
Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !!
Alfie barrett has never commited a crime ? Wel thats a lie unless drug dealing had been made a legal proffession.its scum like alfie barrett selling drugs to these kids that make them commit crime to pay for them.i live in cray for many years,ive seen alfie barrett driving about doing what he does. So yes our little mr barrett does commit crime,day in day out !!!
[quote][p][bold]Craygirl14[/bold] wrote: Jaded1 your properly a single parent in cray yourself and as for Alfie being in my drawers not at all. I can have a friendship with males without any sexual attraction !! Obviously the same can't be said for you !! Paragraphs and punctuation was something I left behind at my grammar school. Thanks for your concern though !! And no Alfie Barrett has never commented a crime before !![/p][/quote]Alfie barrett has never commited a crime ? Wel thats a lie unless drug dealing had been made a legal proffession.its scum like alfie barrett selling drugs to these kids that make them commit crime to pay for them.i live in cray for many years,ive seen alfie barrett driving about doing what he does. So yes our little mr barrett does commit crime,day in day out !!! getfactsrite1
  • Score: 2

7:16pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Harold Larwood says...

The moral to this story....don't name your boy Alfie.
The moral to this story....don't name your boy Alfie. Harold Larwood
  • Score: 1
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