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Man who called woman a “terrorist” in Tesco car park given custodial discharge sentence

Man who called woman a “terrorist” in Tesco car park given custodial discharge sentence

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Tuesday February 07 2017

Local news sources Slough Observer and Slough Express report on the sentencing of a man who racially abused a woman in a supermarket car park in Slough last month. 

Christopher Makepeace, 65, shouted “go back to your own country”, “terrorist” and other abusive words at the woman as she loaded her shopping at the Tesco Extra car park in Wellington Street on 12 January 2017.

The 34 year old victim was with her two young daughters at the time.

The Slough Express reports that Makepeace was arrested the same day and charged with committing racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment the following day.

Makepeace pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Slough Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 31 January. He was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £20 in compensation.

Investigating officer PC Nicholas Macchia, of Thames Valley Police, said the incident was “extremely upsetting” for the victim and her two young daughters.  

He said: “The language used by Makepeace is totally unacceptable and I hope our thorough investigation reassures the community that racial and religious abuse will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police and we will always seek to put offenders in front of the courts.”

“Together we can stamp out this kind of behaviour in our communities so if you witness anyone being racially or religiously abused please report it to the police by calling 101 or visiting your local police station. In an emergency please dial 999,” he added.


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