Hospital order for woman accused on racist and other offences
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Tuesday April 05 2016
Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus reports on a hospital order imposed on a woman who attacked care home staff, including racially abusing one of them.
Sandra Williams, 51, stood trial at Bradford Crown Court in relation to incidents occurring in December 2015 and January 2016.
Ms Williams, who is described as having “mild learning difficulties” repeatedly called the Fire Service, broke two phones and assaulted a staff member on 24 December 2015. On January 10 and while on police bail, Ms Williams smashed a window in the bathroom of the care home, ripped the fire alarm off the wall, damaged a phone and threw water at staff member Shamim Jan, spitting at her and racially abusing her.
The court heard that Ms Williams had an “extensive criminal record that included racially aggravated offences, shoplifting and battery.”
Judge Jonathan Rose told Williams she was to be moved from prison to a hospital where she would receive appropriate treatment for her mental health related illness.
He imposed a Hospital Order with a Section 41 restriction on Williams.