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.

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