Railway Station Machete Wielding Man Jailed

Railway Station Machete Wielding Man Jailed

A machete wielding man who chased two people at two train stations in Swale has been jailed.

During the early evening of Monday 31st October 2022, Joe Tubb was seen brandishing the weapon at Sheerness Train Station while chasing the victim down the platform.

The victim was able to escape Tubb by boarding a train before the 22-year-old ran from the area.

At 11.17pm on the same evening, Tubb went to Sittingbourne Train Station where he was seen having an altercation with a second man.

Again he used the machete to threaten the victim before the man ran down the platform with Tubb chasing after him. The victim was able to get away from Tubb who then ran from the station.

Following the incident officers searched the area and Tubb, of Gillingham Road, Gillingham, was arrested a few hours later.

He was subsequently charged with two counts of affray and two counts of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He appeared at Maidstone Crown Court last Thursday (15th June) where he was sentenced to three years in jail.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Daniel Bister of the Kent Crime Squad, told SFM News: "This was a frightening incident for Tubb’s victims. The first affray happened during rush hour when the station was busy with commuters and seeing a man with a machete would have alarmed a lot of people. The level of injury Tubb may have inflicted he if had caught up with these victims is unthinkable. His sentence is deserved, and I hope it leads to some justice for the victims."


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