Baxenden woman’s racist tirade

Baxenden woman’s racist taxi drive tirade

Baxenden woman’s racist taxi drive tirade

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A 21-year-old woman launched a racially-motivated attack on a car belonging to a takeaway delivery driver.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jasmine Astin used her knee to damage panels on the vehicle while shouting racist comments.

When the owner drove off she continued shouting racist abuse and even after police had arrested her made racist comments to passers-by.

Astin, of Southwood Drive, Baxenden, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated criminal damage and racially aggravated threatening behaviour. She was bailed for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Hassan Iqbal was taking some food to his car when he saw Astin using racist language to other people. She turned to him and asked if it was his car before using her knee to damage the vehicle.

“She attacked his car because he was Asian,” said Miss Allan.

Mr Iqbal drove off and when he had gone police were called and found Astin stood in the middle of Darwen Street, Blackburn, shouting racist abuse.

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said in the past Astin had been subjected to physical abuse.

“Under the influence of alcohol she has vented her anger at what had gone on previously,” said Mr Taylor. “She accepts the person involved in this incident was a totally innocent victim.”

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1:48pm Wed 18 Jun 14

HarryBosch says...

This anti social behaviour was directed at a take away delivery vehicle, so why use the photo of a taxi in the headline LT?
Smacks of racial stereo typing to me!
This anti social behaviour was directed at a take away delivery vehicle, so why use the photo of a taxi in the headline LT? Smacks of racial stereo typing to me! HarryBosch
  • Score: 11

6:39pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Darrens Delivery Service says...

Get her locked up.

Bloody idiot.

Waste of space people like this.
Get her locked up. Bloody idiot. Waste of space people like this. Darrens Delivery Service
  • Score: 3

7:05pm Wed 18 Jun 14

glossopkid says...

There is no room for behaviour like this. It really shouldn't matter if the guy was blue, green or yellow; he was doing his job.
There is no room for behaviour like this. It really shouldn't matter if the guy was blue, green or yellow; he was doing his job. glossopkid
  • Score: 4

7:48pm Wed 18 Jun 14

JayneyG says...

This idiot has got a record for various other things too. She needs locking up as letting her off isn't teaching her anything. Her name is in the paper every other week
This idiot has got a record for various other things too. She needs locking up as letting her off isn't teaching her anything. Her name is in the paper every other week JayneyG
  • Score: 4

11:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

doggydog says...

;Let those without sin cast the first stone! From all parties!
;Let those without sin cast the first stone! From all parties! doggydog
  • Score: 2

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