Peter Scotter guilty of race assault on Muslim woman
Just a few weeks after the EU Referendum in July, Peter Scotter of Sunderdland launched an unprovoked attack on a Muslim woman, violently pulling off her niqab and hurling racial abuse at her.
The woman who was with her nine year old son was left terrified by the attack when Scotter threw her to ground whilst screaming: “Here, take that fucking off, you are in our country now, you stupid fucking Muslim.”
Scotter was then heard to say: “Our Britain, you live by our fucking rules,” before coming out with more racist abuse.
Scotter already has a number of convictions for racial abuse and attacks.
The judge, Stephen Earl, said “This is a custodial-band sentence, given his record and the nature of his actions.”
One can only imagine the trauma the young mother must have felt both then and now, but what about the child witnessing his mother being thrown to ground and having her niqab being ripped off her head.
The rhetoric during and after the Brexit vote unleashed a wave of racial violence the likes of which we hadn’t seen since the 1970’s.
We can only hope that when Judge Earl sentences Scotter that he sends an unequivocal message that this behaviour in our society is not only unacceptable, but also that it will be severely punished.