Woman sentenced for racially abusing shop assistant in Brighton

Woman sentenced for racially abusing shop assistant in Brighton
Woman sentenced for racially abusing shop assistant in Brighton

A woman has been sentenced for racially abusing a shop assistant in Brighton.

Lesley Doyle, 38, unemployed of Cambridge Road, Hove, appeared before Brighton Magistrates on Monday (March, 4).

She pleaded guilty to racially abusing the assistant at the shop in Duke Street, the Lanes in Brighton, in December 2018.

PC James Breeds of the Brighton Prevention Team said:

“This was a particularly nasty incident in which Doyle entered the shop and proceeded to abuse and humiliate the woman, a complete stranger to her, in front of her colleagues and the general public when the assistant challenged her about offensive behaviour to other staff.”

Now, Doyle has been given a two-week curfew and a restraining order for entering the shop for six months.

She was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

PC Breeds added:

“This behaviour was a disgrace for which I understand Doyle is very remorseful, but the victim was clearly affected by her vicious abuse and victimisation.

“Where racism or any sort of hate crime is reported to us, we will look to act and deal with the matter robustly.”