Sunday, December 21 2014

Woman jailed for racist abuse on tube


Sky News reports on the jailing of a woman who subjected tube passengers to a hate-filled rant on a Central Line tube last January.

The woman, who racially abused fellow passengers has been jailed for 21 weeks for racially aggravated assault.

From Sky News:

"A woman whose racist abuse of fellow passengers on a packed Tube train became an internet hit has been jailed for 21 weeks.

"Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, from Romford in Essex was filmed ranting at passengers on a Central Line train in January.


"The video, filmed by passenger Galbant Juttla, was uploaded onto YouTube and has now been viewed 200,000 times.


"Mr Juttla was returning from a funeral when the incident happened.


"Woodhouse is seen in the seven-minute video carrying out an expletive-laden rant at passengers.


"She repeatedly asks them: "Where are you from? Where are you from?"


"One passenger is heard to say: "I'm British."


"She pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of racially aggravated assault.


"Woodhouse arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court with two friends, who shielded her from photographers with an umbrella.”










Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 18:25

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