Woman Fined For Punching Somali Wearing Burka
A WOMAN has been ordered to pay a total of £355 after being found guilty of punching and racially abusing a Somali woman wearing a burka.
Tracy Davies, 46, from Charlton, southeast London, attacked the 55-year-old victim in Woolwich, the same area where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in May – the drummer’s death led to a spike in reported crimes against Muslims and Islamic places of worship.
Appearing at Bexley Magistrates Court, Davies was found guilty of racially aggravated common assault that took place on June 29 when her victim went shopping with her daughter in Woolwich town centre.
The court heard shoppers helped the Somali woman after the attack and provided witness statements to officers arriving at the scene.
The judge ruled that Davies must pay a £150 fine, £100 in compensation to the victim and an additional £105 to cover her costs.
Superintendent Parm Sandhu said: “Davies’ racist and repugnant remarks were simply triggered by seeing a woman in a burka.
“This attack was completely unprovoked and the result of sheer bigotry.”
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