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Woman convicted of racially abusing Kings Lynn cabbie

16 Apr 2019


A woman has been convicted of racially abusing a Kings Lynn cabbie in a row over a cab fare.


Briony Beckett, 22, of Lady’s Drove, Emneth, pleaded guilty to charges of racially aggravated harassment and possession of methylamphetamine on October 21 2018.

 The court heard how Beckett, who was drunk, and "drugged-up," became angry after she was told that her cab fare would be £33.


During the incident she threatened the driver with making a false accusation to the police, claiming that because there was both herself and her friend, the police would believe them over the driver.


Lynn magistrates court heard how Beckett then accused the Sri Lankan cabbie of being part of the Taliban, as well as making other racial slurs.


The driver said, in a victim imoacy statement that Becketts threat made hine feel very vulnerable and extrememly upset.


The court heard how Beckett was also found with a Class A drug on her person


It was claimed in court by her defence that Beckett, who is a self-employed barber, was deeply ashamed of the offence that she caused the driver and is now living a "quiet life."


Beckett was fined £120 for each of the offences, and was also told to pay £100 in compensation to the taxi driver.   


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