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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 January 2007, 17:53 GMT
Anger classes for lottery winner
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll was given a two-year community order
A 9.7m lottery winner has been ordered to attend anger management classes after threatening a train commuter.

Michael Carroll, 23, of Downham Market, Norfolk, was sentenced at Cambridge magistrates on Thursday after admitting the offence.

The court heard Carroll, who won the cash in 2002, had abused passengers on a train travelling from London-to-Cambridge last November.

He was given a two-year supervised community order.

The court had previously heard how Carroll was arrested on a train in Cambridge after threatening a passenger who complained about the noise he was making.

Photo shoot

Carroll was accused of tapping a luggage rail with his ring-clad fingers and singing to loud music on his mobile phone when commuter David Emeny-Smith asked him to quieten down.

Mr Emeny-Smith was then subjected to verbal abuse and challenged to a fight in a car park when the train stopped.

Carroll, on his way to his home from a photo shoot in London, was arrested by police when he arrived in Cambridge.

In February 2006 he was jailed for affray after threatening a group of teenagers with a baseball bat.

In court Carroll's solicitor Neil Meacham said: "With his record and notoriety courts are not going to look on him favourably in the future."

Carroll's anger management classes will take place at the probation centre in Norwich and he must also attend a course for substance abuse therapy.

Michael Carroll speaks outside court before his hearing

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