Woman banned from Queen’s Park Library following racist tirade and attack

15:34 28 February 2012

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Court heard 47-year-old hurled abuse and bit her victim

A library user who hurled racist abuse to a fellow reader before biting her has been banned from her local branch for a year.

Southwark Crown Court heard Saska Brenard, 47, sank her teeth into Tatiana Digbeu’s arm after yelling screaming racist obscenities at her at Queens Park Library in Harrow Road, Queen’s Park, on January 15 this year.

She launched her foul mouthed tirade after Ms Digbeu attempted to squeeze behind her chair as she sat using a computer.

The court heard the violent, racist outburst came just three months after she received a 12 month community order for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

Prosecutor Stephen Willmer said: “The defendant seems to have taken umbrage to Ms Digbeu attempting to pass behind the chair she was sitting in.

“Initially this manifested itself with the defendant muttering under her breath the n-word”

The barrister continued that the library manager attempted to speak to her following the incident, but Brenard refused to communicate.

He said: “The defendant’s behaviour seems to have escalated. The verbal abuse continued apace and then escalated.

“She then started to attack the victim and bit the victim’s arm.

“The verbal abuse continued at apace and she was arrested at the scene.”

Brenard, from north Kensington, who pleaded guilty to charges of causing racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm of distress and common assault, was banned from going within 200 yards of the library.

Sentencing Brenard to three months in jail suspended for two years and a 12 month supervision order, Judge Stephen Robbins added: “You are not to go within 200 yards of Queens Park Library, in Harrow Road, for a period of 12 months.”

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