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Care worker jailed for pulling womans hijab off and punching her

Ellie Burns, 21. See SWNS story SWLEracist. A former care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after punching a woman and pulling off her hijab in a racially aggravated assault. Ellie Burns attacked two female shoppers on April 29 after they complained a song she was singing was racist. Burns spat at the first victim and pulled her hair, as well as punching her and pulling off her hijab in the incident at Bradford's Kirkdale Market, West Yorks. The second young woman was slapped and pushed over, prosecutor Giles Bridge told Bradford Crown Court on Monday (9/9).

Ellie Burns pleaded guilty to two offences of racially aggravated common assault and for assaulting a police officer (Picture: SWNS)

A former care assistant has been jailed for punching a woman and pulling off her hijab in a racially-aggravated assault.

Ellie Burns attacked two female shoppers after they complained that the song she was singing was racist.

Burns, 21, was on a suspended sentence at the time for a series of vodka and cocaine-fuelled attacks on a taxi driver and five police officers.

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Bradford Crown Court heard that Burns was in the citys Kirkgate Market on April 29 when the assaults on the two women happened.

She spat at and punched her first victim before ripping off her hijab and pulling her hair.

The second young woman was slapped and pushed over, prosecutor Giles Bridge said.

He added that both women were left deeply distressed by the incident.

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Burns then assaulted a police officer who had been called to the scene by scratching and nipping him.

A general view of Bradford Crown Court, Bradford.

Burns was jailed at Bradford Crown Court (Picture: PA)

The offences were committed 25 days after she received a suspended prison term for other violent offences.

Her barrister Camille Morland, conceded she was not suffering from a mental illness but said that she had suffered serious emotional trauma.

She was left with issues of substance misuse and aggression following an abusive relationship when she was introduced to Class A drugs and alcohol, it was said.

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The court was told Burns had conducted herself well in her role as a care assistant, dealing capably with very challenging situations.

Ms Morland added: When Read More – Source

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