A FAMILY of thugs from Huddersfield have been jailed after attacking police on a train on their way home from a family funeral.
The officers were beaten by four members of the Cartwright family, who were travelling home on a train after a grandfather's funeral in Scarborough.
Police tried to throw them from the train because of their drunken behaviour.
Now, the Cartwright family have been sent to prison by a judge at York Crown Court.
He handed down the jail sentences after hearing how the Cartwrights had unleashed a tirade of physical and verbal abuse at railway staff and police.
Police had earlier asked them to get off at York railway station.
The court heard how the family of yobs were so aggressive towards frightened conductor Mark Tucker that he had to take refuge in the train's cab - against regulations - to get away from them.
When police ordered the family off the 16.47 train from Scarborough at York, child care worker Natalie Cartwright, 20, kicked Pc Michael Provins in the face.
Her father, David, 50, jumped on the back of Pc Stephen Borszowski and grabbed his neck.
The two policemen were already fighting with Natalie Cartwright's brothers, Craig, 27, and Christopher, 24.
The father, Natalie and Chris live in Sheepridge Grove, Sheepridge.
Craig Cartwright lives on Burfitts Road, Oakes.
The family so overwhelmed the officers that horrified members of the public had to call in police reinforcements.
Both officers had to be treated in hospital because their injuries were so serious.
Terrified passengers told police they were also intimidated by the family during the journey between Seamer and York last June 11.
The Recorder of York, Judge Paul Hoffman, said: "It was drunken, it was loutish, it was violent.
"There must be a custodial sentence to send out the message this sort of behaviour in public places will not be tolerated."
He jailed David Cartwright for 15 months and the sons for 12 months.
He locked up the daughter for a week while he decides on her punishment.
Her barrister, Geraldine Kelly, said she had been acting as peacemaker on the train, trying to calm down her male relatives. The conviction would seriously hamper her career in child care.
All four admitted unlawful violence.
Barristers for the men said they had behaved out of character. For the father, Mr Nicholas Barker said they had been to the funeral of David Cartwright's own father in difficult circumstances and then to a pub.
Suzanne Smales, prosecuting, said the family seemed drunk and were carrying cans of lager when they got on the train.
They swore at Mr Tucker when he tried to help them find seats.
Craig Cartwright then blocked his path as Mr Tucker was checking tickets. Both he and his father were so aggressive he phoned police from the cab.