A 25-year-old man used abusive language towards a staff member at Driffield Railway Station while a mother and child were present.
At Bridlington Magistrates’ Court Daniel Adam Setterington, of Beaver Road, Beverley, admitted using threatening words to cause distress on Thursday 20 June.
Stephen Littlewood, prosecuting, said Setterington had been involved with an altercation with a station staff member who asked him to put out a cigarette he had been smoking.
He said: “While she was carrying out her duties in the morning she said she was verbally abused.” Mr Littlewood said the staff member had refused to sell Setterington a ticket.
“He became more abusive, swearing at her. The station was busy in the morning with commuters and there was a young female and child. The police were called and in interview he said he should not have behaved that way.”
In mitigation for himself Setterington said: “I was stressed. I am disgusted with my behaviour and I’m trying to rebuild my life.” Clive Vertigans was chair of the bench said: “For this stupid behaviour you are going to be fined £85. We realise that you have apologised.” Setterington will also pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.