The moment yob threw brick at man’s head causing him to fall onto train tracks
A man who threw a brick at another’s head forcing him to fall onto a train track has been jailed indefinitely. Ian Tomlinson, 24, of no fixed address, carried out three attacks on men at Ipswich, Diss and Colchester train stations over a ten-day period in June last year.
On one occasion Tomlinson followed his victim off the train at Colchester shortly after midnight. As the man waited on the platform, Tomlinson threw a brick at his head from close range.
The victim fell onto the tracks where he lay unconscious and motionless on the high-speed line. As he lay there, Tomlinson climbed onto the track and stole money from him, British Transport Police said.
The other attacks took place at Diss and Ipswich.
On June 12, Tomlinson broke into a vehicle at around 12.30am at Ipswich railway station and he stole a wheel brace.
Three hours later he went to a passenger and spoke to him.
He lured him to the multi-storey car park before beating and robbing him.
Just two days later he carried out the brutal brick attack shortly after midnight at Diss.