|The Daily Mail reports on the trial of a pregnant Polish woman and her partner who racially abused and assaulted two Muslim women during a Leeds – Sheffield train journey.|
The heavily drunk woman tore off the headscarf from one of Muslim victims and had to be restrained by guards and escorted off the train.
From the paper:
“A pregnant Polish migrant launched a blistering racist verbal attack on two young Muslim women wearing hijab headscarves and told them to ‘go back to your own country’, a court heard.
“Drunk Beata Jopek shouted at the two passengers on a Yorkshire train, screaming ‘no-one wants you here, you are f****** disgusting.’
“The British women were left ‘fearing for their safety’ as Jopek, 30, told one of them: ‘Take that f****** thing off, a white person wouldn’t do what you are doing.’
“Jopek then ripped the headscarf from one of the women and when restrained by a guard said: ‘If I lose the baby I’m going to kill the black b****.’
“The drunken foul-mouthed tirade ended with Jopek and her partner Maciej Matysniak, 32, being arrested for what a judge called their ‘yobbish’ behaviour towards Hana Farah and Ithil Ibrahim.
“Jopek narrowly escaped a prison sentence after both women said they would rather the foul-mouthed Poles, who have lived in England for some years, be made to recognise what they did was wrong rather than go to jail.
“About 15 minutes into the journey Matysniak approached them and swore.
‘Shut the f*** up”, why are you so “f****** loud, aren’t you embarrassed about how loud you are? You can’t even speak English,’ he said.
“Miss Farah told him to go away and leave the women alone but that incensed his partner Jopek who was also drunk and got to her feet and swore at the women saying: ‘Don’t talk to him like that he’s only telling the truth.’
“Passengers intervened as Jopek tried to get to the pair but was restrained by her partner. She then launched her foul-mouthed racist tirade ‘because they were wearing hijab headscarves’, said Mr Baird.
“Jopek again approached the women as the train approached Barnsley station and she sat down opposite Miss Ibrahim making references to her headscarf and swore as she told her to take it off.
“The Pole grabbed at the hijab, pulling at Miss Ibrahim’s hair and the scarf came off.
“Judge Michael Murphy told the Poles: ‘Courts cannot teach people to behave in a civilised way but a court can punish people who do not behave. This was disgraceful and drunken violence on a train. It was yobbish and uncivilised disgraceful behaviour in drink.’
“Jopek was given a three-month jail term suspended for 12 months and 120 hours of unpaid community work. Matysniak was given a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.”
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