A DRUNK yob launched a foul-mouthed tirade after trying to board a train without a ticket.

Kai Boarer was at Brighton Station when he tried to shuffle through the ticket barrier.

When challenged by a station staff member, he saw red and swore at him.

Prosecutors said he spat at the man, and when other staff arrived he said he would “down” them.

It was said in court that the 21-year-old gathered a mouthful of phlegm then spat at the staff, and said: “Do I look like I give a f***.”

Boarer said another station worker was “asking for a slap” and told him: “I will put you to sleep, bruv.”

Finally after abusing and attacking passengers he was thrown off a train along with an unnamed pal and arrested.

Boarer denied the spitting but he admitted using threatening and abusive words and behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

Martina Sherlock, prosecuting, said the incident happened at 9.45pm on September 7.

She said Boarer had tried to shuffle through the ticket barrier behind a pal.

When challenged, he told one staff worker: “You are going to make me miss my train you c***.”

Ms Sherlock said Boarer went to buy a ticket, which staff wanted to check. Boarer told them: “It doesn’t take six of you, I will down you all.”

She said: “He gathered up a mouthful of phlegm and spat at the worker. The spittle landed on the floor.

“Another worker had heard the altercation and approached, and told Boarer they had DNA testing kits for the spit.

“He replied ‘do I look like I give a f***?’ One worker asked him to leave the station and he replied ‘this guy is asking for a slap, I will put you to sleep bruv’.”

She said Boarer “barged” his way past a guard onto the train, and staff saw him and his pal “throwing punches” before the passengers bundled them off.

Boarer apologised to officers for his actions but did not attend a voluntary interview.

He has four previous convictions including for possessing an offensive weapon in public and for possessing drugs.

Representing himself in court he said: “I refute anything said about spitting, but not everything else.

“I was a bit drunk at the time, and I apologise.”

Probation said Boarer is already engaging with a community punishment imposed after the incident took place.

Boarer, of Crown Road, Portslade, has completed a curfew and attended rehabilitation days.

Magistrate John Stambridge said: “You need to continue to engage with probation. They are there to help you.

“We don’t want you to come back and be sent to a young offenders institution. That would not be helpful for anyone.”

He ordered Boarer to pay an £80 fine, £85 court costs, and a £30 victim surcharge. The money will be taken from his benefits.

Outside court he challenged The Argus over taking his photograph.

“You can’t record me, that’s against my rights.”

When told he was in a public place he replied: “Go suck your mum.”