A grandfather has been given a prison sentence for racial harassment after calling a Welsh woman “English”.
Mick Forsythe used the term during an argument over a scratched car in his Welsh home town.
He called the vehicle’s owner, Lorna Steele, an “English bitch”.
She and her husband took great offence at the jibe and decided to take him to court.
The 55-year-old former lorry driver was found guilty of racially aggravated disorderly behaviour, and received a ten-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.
Yesterday Mr Forsythe attacked the prosecution as a waste of time and money.
“I find it unbelievable that I’ve been prosecuted for this,” he said.
“I’m originally from Northern Ireland so I’m an adoptive Welshman.
“I’ve travelled all over Europe as a lorry driver and never had any problems with anybody and now they’re officially calling me a racist.
“It’s political correctness gone mad.
30 Nov 2007