Woman cleared of shouting racial abuse during visit from Iain Duncan Smith

Sarah Oliver-Moth at the Old Bailey

Sarah Oliver-Moth at the Old Bailey - Credit: Archant

A woman accused of shouting racist abuse at a voluntary worker during a ministerial visit to a block of flats in Woodford Green has been cleared of all charges.

Sarah Oliver-Moth, 42, of Chartwell Court was said to have called Susan Jackson a ‘black c***’ and a ‘stupid black b****’ in May this year when MP for Chingford and Woodford Iain Duncan Smith met with residents from Chartwell Court.

Ms Jackson attended the meeting with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to voice concerns about anti-social behaviour at the site.

Oliver-Moth claimed Ms Jackson was trying to get her thrown out of the housing association block and claimed there was a plot for black people to take over the flats.

Youths had been gathering to smoke pot at the block and the front door to the building was broken, the court heard.

She denied the allegations and was found not guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey on Monday.

Judge Jeremy Donne QC discharged her from the dock before telling her barrister: “I have very great concerns about Miss Oliver-Moth’s future potential for offending. If she doesn’t comply with the care and assistance she is given she could find herself in this position again in future.”

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