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Chorleywood man, Joshua Wiggins, given community order after Notting Hill Carnival racist rant
A Chorleywood man who launched into a racist rant during a violent bust up at the Notting Hill Carnival has been made the subject of a community order and must carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
He was also ordered to attend 18 sessions of alcohol treatment and 19 sessions of the "thinking skills" programme, and to pay £223 compensation to the owner of a vehicle he damaged along with a £60 victim surcharge.
Hammersmith Magistrates Court was told jobless Joshua Wiggins, 25, of Bullsland Lane, had been drinking heavily and turned his attention to a woman whose car had broken down, after his friend had been thumped by an unknown black man he abused earlier.
Wiggins pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment and causing £223 worth of criminal damage to her Vauxhall Astra in North Kensington on August 25.
Prosecutor Mr Tom Gill told the court it was 10pm and three women were on the roadside waiting for breakdown assistance when they heard Wiggins violently arguing with a black man.
"Mr Wiggins was walking backwards and shouting ‘You can't touch me you f***ing n*****’," explained Mr Gill.
"The women then saw him lash out at the wing mirror, kicking it off."
The black man took off his shirt while saying: "He's not going to call me a n*****," and punched the defendant's friend, causing a cut to his head.
The three women were concerned, but Wiggins told them: "I don't need help from you n******."
The police and an ambulance were called but the abuse continued, said Mr Gill adding: "He was hurling abuse at the three women as the officers arrived."
Wiggins later told police: "I was drunk. I kicked the wing mirror off."
The court heard that Wiggins, who has a long-term drink problem, and also abuses cocaine and cannabis, admits he was angry at his friend being punched and insists he is not a racist.
Bench chairwoman Mrs Joanne Baron said: "These are very unpleasant offences and if you were not so incredibly drunk it probably would not have happened.
"This is a really serious offence, aggravated by the fact you were drinking and these were vulnerable victims with a broken-down car late at night and they must have been extremely frightened."
Wiggins was sentenced to a 12-month community order, which includes 150 hours community service work.
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