Romford race rant woman had already been fined for “identical offence”

15:54 01 May 2012

Woodhouse could face jail

Woodhouse could face jail

TfL

A drunken secretary from Romford whose racist rant at commuters was posted on YouTube was today (Tuesday) warned she faces jail.

Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, launched into an expletive-laden outburst, telling horrified Tube passengers: “I used to live in England, now I live in the United Nations.”

Woodhouse, who works as a personal assistant and secretary, delivered the shameful tirade after a Champagne binge.

The seven-minute clip was captured by Galbant Singh Juttla who was making his way home from a funeral at the time.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he became distressed by Woodhouse, of Mercury Gardens, racially abusing a black woman who had bumped into her accidentally.

Prosecutor Claire Campbell said Woodhouse screamed “I’d like to know if you’re f**king illegals” on the Central line between Mile End and St Paul’s station at around 11pm on January 23.

She also shouted “Pakistani f**king losers”, “This country is a joke” and then threatened to punch an Asian man in the face.

“She questioned Mr Juttla about where he was from and when he said he was British, she said ‘I used to live in England, now I live in the United Nations’, Ms Campbell said.

Woodhouse then said: “I will go to the police and have you all arrested for being illegals.”

On the YouTube clip played in court she is seen shouting “I hope you lot are f****** working, and not on benefits.”

Mr Juttla replies: “I pay more taxes than you.”

As the clip was shown to the court, Woodhouse, wearing a black suit, looked down throughout the video, not looking up once.

“She came forward after a media appeal, into Romford police station,” Ms Campbell added.

“She said that she didn’t remember the abuse, after she had been drinking champagne, which had been topped up by waitresses.

“She said that she didn’t remember the abuse but felt that she had been egged on.”

Ms Campbell also told the court that Woodhouse had been convicted of an identical rant on a Docklands Light Railway train in December 2008 for which she was fined.

Adjourning sentence, District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe said: “Bearing in mind the level of abuse, the persistence of the abuse, the number of people on the train unable to leave without aborting their journey, and the children present, means that I think the court has to have a pre-sentence report.

“I make it clear that all options are open to the sentencing court, including committal or immediate custody.”

Woodhouse admitted a single count of racially aggravated, intentional harassment to cause alarm or distress.

The judge imposed stringent conditions banning her from the Tube network.

Woodhouse was also ordered to keep to a daily curfew between 10pm and 6am, which will be monitored by electronic tag.

She will be sentenced on May 29.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Police would like to speak to this man (Picture: Met Police)

A predator sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in broad daylight as she waited for a bus on Brixton Road, police said.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Police would like to speak to this man (Picture: British Transport Police)

A 63-year-old was left with a bleeding nose and spit on his face after an argument with a man he bumped into on a Baker Street Tube station escalator, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Monday, July 27, 2015
The innocent man was attacked by a gang of men on Tower Bridge

This shocking video shows a gang of around 12 hooded thugs attacking an innocent man on Tower Bridge in an unprovoked ‘vicious’ assault.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Police believe this man can help with their enquiries (Picture: Met Police)

The hunt is on for a pervert who sexually assaulted a woman on a Hackney bus as it drove near Shoreditch Town Hall.

Monday, July 27, 2015
A huge fight broke out at Woolwich Tesco Extra in south-east London (Picture: Google Street View)

This shocking video shows a late night mass brawl between shoppers at Woolwich Tesco over the weekend.

Monday, July 27, 2015
The driver's shocking injuries (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

A black cab driver was left unconscious and covered in blood after he asked his passengers to pay a standard clean-up fee for being sick in his taxi.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more
Get up close and personal to this global phenomenon!

Following a sell-out 2014 run, the global phenomenon that is Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is back in London, running at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of the West End until 5th September 2015.

Read more