Monday, 3 March 2014

Boozy Race-Rant At Notting Hill Carnival

Car Trouble: Joshua Wiggins
A drunken yob launched into a late-night race-hate n-word rant against three black women during a violent bust up at last summer's Notting Hill Carnival.

Jobless Joshua Wiggins, 25, of Bullsland Lane, Chorleywood had been drinking heavily and turned his attention to the women, whose car had broken down, after his pal had been thumped by an unknown black man he had also abused.

He pleaded guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court to racially aggravated harassment against the women and causing £223.00 worth of criminal damage to their Vauxhall Astra in Bassett Road, North Kensington on August 25.

Prosecutor Mr. Tom Gill told the court it was 10.00pm and the three woman were on the roadside waiting for breakdown assistance when they heard Wiggins violently arguing with a black man.

“Mr. Wiggins was walking backwards and shouting: 'You can't touch me you f***ing n*****. You n****** can't touch me',” explained Mr. Gill.

“The women then saw him lash out at the wing mirror, kicking it off.”

The black man then took off his shirt while saying: “He's not going to call me a n*****,” and punched the defendant's friend, causing a cut to his head.

The three women were concerned, but Wiggins told them: “Some n***** has just hit my friend. I don't need help from you n******.

“You n****** don't touch him. I don't want you n****** touching him.”

The police and an ambulance were called and the abuse continued, explained Mr. Gill. “He was hurling abuse at the three women as the officers arrived.”

Wiggins told police. “I was drunk. I kicked the wing mirror off.”

The court heard Wiggins, who has a long-term drink problem, and also abuses cocaine and cannabis admits he was angry at his friend being punched and insists he is not a racist.

Bench chairwoman Mrs Joanne Baron told Wiggins: “These are very unpleasant offences and if you were not so incredibly drunk it probably would not have happened.

“This is a really serious offence, aggravated by the fact you were drinking and these were vulnerable victims with a broken-down car late at night and they must have been extremely frightened.”

Wiggins was sentenced to a twelve-month community order, which includes 150 hours community service work, 18 sessions of alcohol treatment and 19 sessions of the thinking skills programme.

He was also ordered to pay £223 compensation to the owner of the vehicle and a £60 victim surcharge.

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