Woman accused of racially abusing her neighbour at meeting with Iain Duncan Smith
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A voluntary worker was subjected to repeated racist abuse after a top politician met residents to discuss their concerns at a troubled block of flats.
Susan Jackson had attended the meeting with former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith to voice concerns about anti-social behaviour at Chartwell Court, Woodford Green.
But neighbour Sarah Oliver-Moth, 42, claimed Ms Jackson was trying to get her thrown out of the housing association block and repeatedly racially abused her.
She is accused of calling her a “black c***” and claimed there was a plot for black people to take over the block.
Prosecutor Sara Gates told the Old Bailey: “The defendant directed a series of comments and nasty racial abuse at Ms Jackson because she was black.”
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Youths had been gathering to smoke cannabis and the front door to the building was broken, the court heard.
Ms Jackson was getting out of a cab after work at a local hospital when Oliver-Moth first abused her, it is claimed.
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She yelled: “She must be the black b**** that was in the meeting that was trying to get rid of me.”
Oliver-Moth added: “You stupid black b****, I know it was you.”
She appeared slightly drunk and Ms Jackson chose to ignore the incident.
But a week later, on May 17 last year, Oliver-Moth confronted her outside and said: “You want this place to be full of black people.”
“There was a tirade of abuse. Oliver-Moth was aggressive and menacing,” Ms Gates said.
On January 16 this year Oliver-Moth shouted: ‘Here’s that f***ing b**** again.’
She was with a black man and took pictures of Ms Jackson.
The victim was so upset she suffered heart palpitations.
Finally on February 3 Mrs Jackson was walking her dog when she was met with a “similar tirade of abuse”.
Oliver-Moth denies racially aggravated harassment.
The trial continues.