Sunderland woman spared jail after drunken racist headbutt attack

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A WOMAN who subjected a man to a vicious and unprovoked street attack while she spouted racial abuse has narrowly avoided going to prison.

Kayleigh Hall, 25, had been warned by district judge Roger Elsey at her last appearance before Sunderland Magistrates’ Court, she faced being locked up after admitting racially aggravated common assault.

Instead, the self-confessed racist, who headbutted victim Morteza Montazer on July 22, was let off with a year’s supervision and 200 hours of unpaid work.

Drunken Hall had downed two bottles of wine, along with vodka and shots, during a night out in Sunderland city centre, when she came across her innocent victim at 2am.

She was waiting for her friends outside the Hot Line takeaway in Derwent Street, when Mr Montazer pulled up in his car to collect an order.

His parking on double yellow lines enraging Hall, who hurled racist insults at him before slapping him on the back of the head and headbutting him in the face.

When she was interviewed, she told police that people like Mr Montazer “shouldn’t be in this country” and admitted: “I can’t help it – I’m racist”.

Anna Haq, mitigating, said Hall had never appeared in court before.

Hall was also told to pay £200 in compensation to Mr Montazer and £85 costs.

and a £60 victim surcharge.