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  • arrow_drop_down Wigan, 15 May 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults

    A racist drunk has been jailed for 12 weeks after shouting slurs at a police officer and urinating outside a supermarket in broad daylight.

    Karen O’Malley, 48 of Cecil Street in Leigh, shouted from the dock at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court as she was sentenced after pleading guilty to racially-aggravated harassment. The court heard how O’Malley had been hanging around outside Tesco in Leigh, drinking cans of Skol Super Strength, and shouting “send them back”.

    After refusing to move on from the store, where she is already banned, O’Malley was reported to the police by supermarket employees.

    Prosecutor Katie Beattie told magistrates: “He informed security who called police. She had been urinating in public view. “PC Hadi saw her outside the store and as he got closer could see that she was clearly drunk.” As PC Hadi approached O’Malley, who was still clutching a can of lager, she told him to “**** off” and shouted a racial slur about his ethnicity before being promptly arrested.

    Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/prison-sentence-for-race-hate-drunkard-1-8606064.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    O'Malley was approached by a member of staff from the store who asked her to stop being racist. Police were then called.

  • arrow_drop_down London, 27 February 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    Thugs launched a vicious 'racist assault' on a man in a pub.

    The victim suffered fractured ribs after he was set upon by three men who police say shouted racist abuse at him.

    CCTV from inside the pub shows the 47-year-old victim sitting at the bar on a high stool, next to one of the men officers want to speak to.

    He is suddenly pulled off the stool and thrown into a table before landing on the floor.

    The CCTV then shows the man being repeatedly punched.

    He is also kicked as he lay helpless on the ground by two other men police are calling suspects, and want the public's help to identify.

    Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/thugs-beat-man-racist-assault-10653930.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Not specified.

  • arrow_drop_down London Borough of Islington, 19 June 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    One person died and 11 were injured in the early hours of Monday morning after a van was driven into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park, in north London. Police said the man who died was already being treated for an unrelated ailment and they are still investigating whether or not his death was related to the attack. Of those who were injured, nine were taken to hospital and two were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

    The victims were all Muslims and the incident was declared a terror attack on the Muslim population. Witnesses said the driver shouted: “I want to kill all Muslims.”

    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/jun/19/north-london-van-incident-finsbury-park-casualties-collides-pedestrians-live-updates.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Onlookers pinned the assailant to the ground. He was protected from a crowd by an Imam and other men, who have been credited with saving his life.

  • arrow_drop_down Rhyl, 08 June 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults

    A drunk woman who launched a racist attack on a pub doorman called him a P*** b*****d and shouted “you bombed all our people in Manchester.”

    Sophia Michelle Boyd subjected the bouncer at The Barrell pub in Water Street, Rhyl to a barrage of abuse as he tried to eject her.

    Today, the 27-year-old of Victoria Road, Rhyl was handed a 26-week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months after the incident in June 8.

    Llandudno Magistrates Court heard how she continued her tirade as police arrived at the scene saying: “P**** are taking over our town, which family are you? Isis?

    “You little P*** c**** are allowed to come here and bomb us...you shouldn’t f****** be in this country, why are your people allowed to come over here and bomb us?”

    The incident came after the doorman - a Tunisian Muslim - asked her to leave after seeing her on the dance floor and realising she was barred.

    James Neary, prosecuting said Boyd told him: “Let me have this night, I’m going to prison.”

    When he asked her again, she refused to leave and shouted: “You bombed all our people in Manchester.”

    The doorman filmed the episode and in a statement, said it had left him feeling “embarrassed, intimidated and angry.”

    “This is the second time I’ve been racially abused while doing my job,” he said.

    Source: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/drunken-womans-racist-rant-rhyl-13206621.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Not specified.

  • arrow_drop_down Hereford, 07 May 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults, Threats / intimidation

    Man threatened to stab racial abuse victim, court heard.

    A RACIST threatened to ‘cut the throat’ of a man after racially abusing him in a Hereford pub.

    Jason James, 46, said he would have stabbed Nicholas Bishop if he had had the weapon with him in The Exchange.

    Hereford Magistrates Court heard last week that James then posted threatening messages about Mr Bishop before throwing snooker balls at the victim’s car.

    James, of Springfield Avenue, Hunderton, Hereford, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment, possessing a knife, criminal damage and committing an offence during a suspended sentence.

    Adrian Jones, prosecuting, said the offences began on February 1, when Mr Bishop, who was born in Ghana, was in The Exchange pub playing pool.

    James started a conversation with Mr Bishop about politics and when the latter said he wasn’t interested, James became very abusive.

    He said: “What has any other race done to contribute to the world?”

    James went on to abuse all Muslims and was ejected from the pub because of his conduct.

    James then posted a comment on Facebook stating that he was going to stab Mr Bishop, adding that “no bananas were required”.

    This wasn’t reported to police as Mr Bishop thought that it was “better not to antagonise the situation”.

    In May, James sent a message to The Exchange landlord stating he was going to ‘cut the throat of Nick’.

    On May 7, the defendant attended Hereford Snooker Centre and saw Mr Bishop parking his BMW outside.

    “James then picked up a tray of snooker balls and threw them at the car causing £2,787 worth of damage,” said Mr Jones.

    James was later arrested and found to be in possession of a kitchen knife – which he stated he carried for protection.

    On interview James said that if he had a knife with him when he was angry he would stab Mr Bishop. He denied being racist and said he damaged the car after drinking 12 pints of cider.

    Source: http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/15349165.Racist_threatened_to_stab_victim__Hereford_court_heard/.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Not specified.

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