A man has pleaded guilty to racial harassment after shouting the name of the British Nationalist Party at a family home in York.WTF!?
York Crown Court heard Knaggs had been involved in a long-standing dispute with Mr Koyupinar, who lives on the same street as Knaggs’ partner, in Garden Way, Acomb.Right, and..?
Jonathan Devlin, prosecuting, said it was a distressing situation for My Koyupinar’s family.As the adults hurl invective at each other? Isn’t that child abuse, or something?
He said: “The oldest daughter of the complainant is 15-years-old. She has had the misfortune of having to act as the interpreter.”
In defence, Catherine Robinson said Knaggs denied using swear words and racially abusive language towards Mr Koyupinar but he accepted shouting “BNP”.And so that was why he was convicted…
Has the world gone mad?
She said: “This is a case with some history. I have received eight police complaints made by the defendant against the complainant and it is right to say some of them express the view that he is goading the defendant to do something.But there’s only one person in the dock, isn’t there? And for what? Nothing any normal person would consider ‘racial harassment’…
“There is a significant history and it’s not all one-way.”