Former Ukip candidate flees to Pakistan as she's jailed for three months over racial harassment

Former Ukip candidate flees to Pakistan as she's jailed for three months over racial harassment

Sam Naz was a Ukip candidate

Monday, December 11, 2017

A former Ukip candidate has been jailed for three months for calling a Tesco trolley collector a "f***ing foreigner," despite not being present in court.

Sam Naz has travelled to Pakistan, claiming this is for medical treatment for her daughter. However the judge has labelled this a "delaying tactic."

Naz made the offensive comments towards a man named Mohammed Watfa whilst he was working at a Tesco store in Leyton, east London, The Daily Mail reported.

Blackfriars Crown Court heard that a man had throttled Naz and pushed her into a parked car in 2015 when Watfa stepped in to help.

But his intervention is said to have been met with Naz calling him a "f***ing b***ard," "f***ing foreigner" and asking "what kind of f***ing foreigner are you?" Wafta claimed these phrases were said around 50 times.

During three trials where Naz was present she claimed it was Wafta that caused the problem as she claimed he helped her attacker get away and told her "you f***ing deserved it."

Last year she was convicted over the incident and, although she appealed against this, the court upheld the verdict that she was guilty of racially aggravated intentional harassment, which she denied.

The judge called Naz "bigoted and cruel" during the attack and claimed she did not have "one iota of humility in her."

The 34-year-old finished in fifth place for Ukip when an election took place in Richmond Park and North Kensington last year, following Zac Goldsmith's resignation.

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