A KNIFE-wielding Hampshire man headbutted his ex-girlfriend during a row on a train.

Samuel Stokes attacked his former partner after spotting her on board a train in Eastleigh.

The 31-year-old was later found to have a lock knife after he was arrested by the British Transport Police.

Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Stokes, of The Hundred, Romsey pleaded guilty to charges of possession of the knife and assault.

The incident happened on November 29 last year when Stokes was on board a train travelling to Romsey.

He saw his ex-girlfriend on the train with another passenger.

Stokes became enraged and violently threatened the duo, intimating he had a knife.

During the argument he head-butted his ex-girlfriend.

The woman was not injured in the incident.

Police officers attended and Stokes was arrested and taken into custody.

During searches he was found in possession of the knife.

In court, Stokes was handed six months’ imprisonment for possession of the blade and two months’ imprisonment for the assault charge, to run concurrently.

DC Gemma Ryan said: “There can no excuse whatsoever for possessing such a dangerous and potentially lethal weapon.

“Stokes’ behaviour was shameful and I am pleased that the judge saw fit to hand him a prison sentence.

“Cases such as this demonstrate the commitment British Transport Police has to cutting violent crime, including knife crime.

“Every knife off the streets is a victory and we will continue to work hard to seize knives and send a very clear message that we’re tackling weapon crime head on.”