Man who abused Asian woman who parked outside his house fined.
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Tuesday February 07 2017
The Huddersfield Examiner reports on the court appearance of a man who racially abused an Asian female and her male relative and threatened to “end” them after the woman parked her car outside his house in Liversedge, Huddersfield.
Steven Townsend, 59, called the woman a “dirty P***” on 5 October last year as she and a companion visited a relative in Firthcliffe View in Liversedge.
Prosecutor, Bill Astin, told Kirklees magistrates’ court the victim and another woman had been visiting a relative in Firthcliffe View when Townsend became angry because their car had been parked in front of his house.
Townsend went out to confront the woman, when her cousin who was returning home was met with Townsend’s abuse. Townsend shouted at the man: “Tell her to move her f****** car! Look at the size of me – I’ll end you both in minutes!”
Upon being told that police were on their way, Townsend is reported to have said, “I’ll be laughing my head off when they tell you to move the car you dirty P***s.”
Townsend pleaded guilty to using racially aggravated threatening behaviour. Kirklees magistrates court heard that Townsend suffered from bipolar disorder and on the day of the incident, he had not taken his medication resulting in a “particularly bad” episode.
District Judge Vincent McDade sentencing Townsend said his comments were “entirely inappropriate”. Townsend was ordered to pay a £300 fine, as well as £85 in court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.