British football thug jailed for 10 years after pushing Polish man onto tracks

An England football thug has been jailed for 10 years for pushing a Polish builder on to live Tube tracks 34 seconds before a train arrived.

Christopher Cole, 32, was angry at Russian fans' behaviour during Euro 2016 and did not want England to be seen as "wooses", a court heard.

He got drunk and picked an argument with David Pietraskzek, 21, on a Central Line train after mistaking him as Russian on June 9 last year.

When they arrived at Bond Street Station, Cole followed him on to the Jubilee Line platform and shoved him on to the live rail.

The victim was badly bruised but managed to leap out of the way just seconds ahead of an oncoming train.

The whole incident was caught on graphic CCTV and showed a crowd of shocked travellers immediately step in to help the young victim.

He was taken to hospital suffering from a fractured finger, cuts and serious bruises on his back which at first were thought to be burns.

Cole pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and appeared at the Old Bailey to be sentenced.

- Daily Mail

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