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Woman convicted of abuse and assault over parking dispute at school

Woman convicted of abuse and assault over parking dispute at school

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Wednesday September 14 2016

A woman who racially abused a Muslim female and assaulted her father over a parking dispute has been convicted on four counts including one count of assault by beating, racially-aggravated assault by beating, racially-aggravated threatening words with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence by words and criminal damage.

Adeola Adebayo, 24, appeared before Romford magistrates court yesterday.

The court heard Ms Adebayo was picking up children from Farnham Green Primary School in Goodmayes on 3 February when the incident happened. Ms Adebayo was told by fellow parent, Shaista Rasool, that her parked car had blocked others for 15 minutes. Ms Adebayo became “aggressive” and approached Ms Rasool’s brother, Muhamed Imran, who was sitting in his car, and punched the phone he was holding to film the scene – hitting him in the face. Mr Rasool’s four children were in the back of the car at the time.

The court heard Ms Adebayo’s argument with Mr Rasool escalated and was heard by Miss Abidah Farhanah, who was inside her parents home. She and her father, Monir Miah, 61, both went outside. Mr Miah attempted to calm Ms Adebayo but she “pushed him back five times on his chest” making him “move backwards”, he told the court.

Miss Farhanah told the court Ms Adebayo had used “filthy language”, swearing at her and her family using the term “p***” and telling them “this is not your f*** country” and “f*** Allah”.”

“It was outside my family home and there were children around. The fact that she was calling me a b**** did not bother me but it was the racial element of it that angered me,” Miss Farhanah said.

Ms Adebayo denied the charges but was found guilty at Romford magistrates court on four counts.

Magistrate Les Claridge said the bench believed Adebayo’s evidence was “less credible and challenged the accuracy of account and truthfulness”.

Ms Adebayo will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on October 4 for sentencing.


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