A YOB threatened to slash railway staff when they questioned him about a ticket to board a train.

Connor Simpson had difficulty getting through the barriers at Brighton Station and vaulted over the ticket machines instead. The 18-year-old was challenged but told rail staff: “If you don’t get out of my way I’m going to cut you up.”

He hit one with his baseball cap and police were called. He then threatened to stab the officers in the face.

They found 21 bags of cannabis in his trousers.

During a police interview Simpson, formerly of Westview, Hastings, smashed a TV monitor.

At a Skype hearing at Hove Crown Court, Simpson, who was 17 at the time, admitted assault, threatening behaviour, criminal damage and possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Gary Venturi, prosecuting, said the incident happened last June and Simpson had already been jailed for other crimes by Inner London Crown Court this year. Judge Paul Tain sentenced him to eight months in prison, to run concurrently.