Muslim Woman jailed over racist assault in Glasgow play park

A woman who carried out a racial attack in Glasgow with her teenage niece has been jailed for two years and six days.

Umaini Musa, 28, and 16-year-old Adelfe Aisha admitted assaulted Sally Agnew in Royston Road on 3 September. Imagelim, 

Musa also admitted assaulting Ms Agnew’s friend, Mary Sheldon, who was then five months pregnant.

Aisha was jailed at Glasgow Sheriff Court after being told her conduct was “wholly unacceptable”. Sentence on Musa was deferred for background reports.

The court heard how Ms Agnew, from Kent  and Mrs Sheldon, from the Bristol, were sitting on a bench in a play park when they heard racist phrases.

Procurator fiscal depute Mark Allan, prosecuting, said: “The second named accused, Aisha, repeatedly punched the then pregnant Mrs Agnew on her head and pushed her.”

Repeatedly punched

He told the court that both accused demanded Ms Sheldon’s mobile phone and tried to grab it off her after she told them she was going to phone the police.

Mr Allan said she was punched on the head which caused her to fall to the ground.

He added: “Once on the ground, she was repeatedly punched on her head and body, her hat as she can be seen wearing during the course of this incident was pulled from her head and she was robbed of her mobile telephone.”

 

“Police officers were directed to the scene by those operating the CCTV.”

Both Mrs Sheldon and Ms Agnew were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to be checked.

Ms Agnew had a bruised left cheek, a grazed knee and a sore neck.

Mrs Sheldon suffered no damage to her unborn child but had some muscular pain.

Musa and her then 15-year-old niece pleaded guilty to racially assaulting 41-year-old Ms Agnew to her injury.

Aisha also admitted resisting arrest and claiming she had an infection before spitting on a police officer.

Aisha admitted the racially aggravated assault on Mrs Agnew, 40, by repeatedly punching her on the head and pushing her to her injury.

‘Serious matter’

Jailing Aisha, Sheriff Kenneth Mitchell told her: “There is no place at all in a modern Scotland for this sort of behaviour.”

“This is a very serious matter, your conduct was wholly unacceptable, and conduct of this sort can only result in a custodial sentence.

“You joined in a sustained attack upon this lady and robbed her of her mobile phone.”

Social work reports had been requested by the sheriff before passing sentence but Musa’s was not ready. She will be sentenced next month.

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