A heathen has been spared jail time after he spat in a nine-month-old baby’s face while angrily shouting ‘white people shouldn’t breed’.
Rezzas Abdulla targeted Layla-Jean in her pushchair last January in South Shields while she was out with her mother, Rebecca Telford, Metro reported.
He approached without warning, lent into the pushchair and spat. Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court that he then made his racist comment before walking off.
When Rebecca confronted him he told her to ‘shut the f*** up’ then walked off.
Abdulla, who has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white females, was later tracked down through CCTV.
Abdulla, from South Shields, was convicted of racially aggravated common assault after a trial at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, which he did not attend. He received no time for the assault.
In a victim impact statement Rebecca told the police:
‘I am completely disgusted and distressed that a grown man, regardless of race or religion, would spit on a defenceless baby in a completely unprovoked attack.
‘If he had just walked by I would not have even noticed him, there was no eye contact and no words had been exchanged. I had never seen him before.’
The court heard that Layla-Jeam, now almost two, was taken to the doctor after the attack for tests amid fears she could have contracted TB.
Rebecca added: ‘I believe he spat on her purely because we are white, I was a lone female and an easy target.’
Speaking after the court case today Rebecca added:
‘South Shields is really multicultural, and I have never witnessed anything like this before, between any races.
It was horrifying. I am glad he has been brought to justice, but I think he has got off lightly.
‘I am not racist at all but I honestly think if it was the other way round and I had been abusive towards him, then I would have been treated differently.
‘I had been doing a bit of shopping and was just round the corner from my house.
‘I saw a man walking in the opposite direction and then as he passed us he stopped, leaned into the pram, spat on Layla-Jean, and said, ‘White people should not breed’.
‘It was horrendous, I was just so shocked. It was the racism that disgusted me. I started yelling at him and he just walked away.
‘Layla Jean was just nine months old. She did not have a clue what was going on, but she was still distressed.
A doctor told the mom that baby Layla-Jean might need to have a BCG injection, in case she had contracted TB. Normally kids don’t get vaccinated until they are much older.
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