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Sentenced: Fare evader who hurled the ‘worst racial abuse’ at Liverpool Street station worker

PUBLISHED: 15:22 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 20 March 2018

Katherine Robinson. Picture: British Transport Police

Katherine Robinson. Picture: British Transport Police

British Transport Police

A fare evader who hurled the “worst racial abuse” a worker at Liverpool Street station has ever heard has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Katherine Robinson spewed out the obscenities after she was challenged for travelling without a ticket on January 12.

Bromley Magistrates’ Court heard the 23-year-old from Hornsey, north London, threatened the worker’s family and continued to shout abuse as the police arrived.

She then launched herself at him, head-butting him in the chest.

Robinson was convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence and a Section 4 public order offence aggravated by homophobic abuse.

She was sentenced to 18 weeks in jail suspended for a year and has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order banning her from travelling without a valid ticket, giving false details to staff and loitering in any station or train.

Nicola Grayson from British Transport Police said Robinson “poses a significant risk of re-offending.”


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