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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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