X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Woman shouted racist abuse at men outside Carlisle club - court

A woman who racially abused a group of men outside a nightclub has been fined.

Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that Hazel Walker, 51, hurled insults at the four youths outside the Attic nightclub on Crosby Street, Carlisle, in the early hours of February 2.

Adrienne Harris, prosecuting, said: “She was agitated and clearly drunk and went towards a group of four black youths shouting abuse at them.

“She admitted she might have told them to get out of the area.

“When asked if she had targeted them because of the colour of their skin she said ‘no, I have got a few black friends’.”

Walker, of Whinrigg, off Wigton Road, Carlisle, pleaded guilty to a charge of using racially aggravated and insulting words within the hearing of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm, or distress.

John Smith, defending, said: “She has a disfigurement herself and to some extent she can feel some empathy with the people who have suffered abuse for the colour of their skin.

“The reference to the colour of their skin is purely as a form of description.”

Magistrates fined Walker £95 plus a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Christmas gift and food shopping all finished?

Not started. I always join the Christmas eve rush.

Ages ago. I like to be organised.

Don't know. I leave it all to the wife.

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: