It's only at the end of this Daily Mail article that the punchline appears http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2648851/Thug-tried-board-train-without-paying-spat-female-ticket-collectors-face-threw-HER-train-walks-free-court.html
The article concerns a young man who spat in a railway ticket inspector's face when asked for the valid train ticket that he did not have. Being modern post Labour Britain, there was no custodial sentence passed. You can read the whole story at the link above.
But the punchline is here:
'He was formerly a successful young man who had achieved much in school and was a highly thought of young member of the local Labour Party.'