Former Ukip PPC convicted of racist abuse after calling Tesco worker a “f****** foreigner”
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Friday September 23 2016
The Daily Mail reports on the conviction of former UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate, Sam Naz, 33, for racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress after she subjected a Tesco employee to a barrage of verbal abuse in a supermarket car park last year.
Ms Naz, who contested the Richmond Park and North Kensington parliamentary seat for UKIP in the 2015 general election, stood trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court over the incident which happened on March 22, 2015.
The court heard Mr Wafta tried to intervene during an altercation between Ms Naz and another customer in the car park, coming to her aid. But Ms Naz responded by yelling a barrage of abuse at him calling him a “f***ing foreigner”, a “f***ing b***ard” and telling him to “go back to where you came from.”
Ms Naz is said to have taunted Mr Wafta asking him “What kind of f****** foreigner are you?”
Ms Naz claimed in court that Mr Wafta had been the aggressor. She told the court she had been accosted in the car park by a man who “throttled her and shoved into a parked car.” She said Mr Wafta had “helped her assailant to flee before telling her ‘you f****** deserved it’.”
The Daily Mail reports that during the trial, “jurors heard [Naz] initially told officers the allegations [against her] were part of “a Muslim IS conspiracy’” from within Walthamstow’s Asian community – claims she now insists are “not true”.”
Ms Naz was convicted of one charge of racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress.
Sentencing her in court yesterday, Judge Oscar Del Fabbro said: “If you retain any aspirations for a political career you may want to reflect on the fact that humility will stand you in good stead.
“A person who stands in politics represents all members of society – foreigners included.”
Ms Naz was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £3,500 in costs.