Tube racist whose champagne-fuelled tirade was viewed by thousands on YouTube is sentenced to five months in prison
Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, abused passengers on the Central Line train and was given a 21 week jail sentence today
Film uploaded to YouTube has been watched 200,000 times
'I used to live in England and now I live in the United Nations,' she said
'Anyone viewing it would feel a deep sense of shame that our citizens could be subject to such behaviour,' said judge at Westminster Magistrates Court
A drunken secretary who hurled racist abuse at fellow Tube travellers in a tirade that was viewed by thousands of internet users across the world has been jailed for 21 weeks.
Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, launched a champagne-fuelled rant at passengers on the Central line, telling those seated near her: 'I used to live in England and now I live in the United Nations.'
The expletive-ridden video was recorded between St Paul’s and Mile End stations on January 23, before being uploaded to YouTube and viewed more than 200,000 times.
Racist ranter Jacqueline Woodhouse , 42, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning to face sentencing
Galbant Juttla outside Westminster Magistrates Court this morning
Racist ranter Jacqueline Woodhouse, left, 42, arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning to face sentencing - she was jailed for 21 weeks. The expletive-laden rant at passengers on the Central line in January was filmed by Galbant Singh Juttla, right, who also attended court today
The seven-minute clip was captured by fellow passenger Galbant Singh Juttla who was making his way home from a funeral at the time.
He became distressed by Woodhouse racially abusing a black woman who had bumped into her accidentally.
Today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London, district judge Michael Snow sentenced her to 21 weeks behind bars - but she will be eligible for release in just over 10 weeks.
He also imposed a five-year antisocial behaviour order which prevents her from travelling on the London Underground or DLR while drunk.
Condemning her behaviour, he said: 'Anyone viewing it would feel a deep sense of shame that our citizens could be subject to such behaviour who may, as a consequence, believe that it secretly represents the views of other white people.'
Previously the court was told that Woodhouse had drunk an 'unknown' quantity of champagne at a retirement party before getting on the Tube at 11pm.
Woodhouse, of Romford in Essex, admitted causing harassment alarm and distress to Mr Juttla earlier this month.
Rant: The woman is caught on camera hurling racist abuse at her fellow passengers
Foul-mouthed: Woodhouse was caught on camera making racist remarks as she travelled on the Underground
In the video which was played in court earlier this month, the clip begins with Woodhouse shouting in a thick Essex accent about 'foreign s*** heads'.
She turns to her passengers and asks: 'Where do you come from? Where do you come from? Where do you come from?
'I would like to know if any of you are illegal? I am sure like 30 per cent of you are.'
She then turns on the Pakistani man sitting next to her, who is singing his national anthem, and threatens to 'punch him in the face.'
'I wouldn’t mind if you loved our country,' she adds.
She then turns to Mr Juttla's camera, as he assures her he would rather be listening to his music than to her.
'Oh look he’s filming, hello,' she says. 'Hello government.'
She goes on: 'Why don’t you tell me where you’re from?'
He replies: 'I am British.'
She gets her phone out of her black handbag and looks as if she is filming him too.
Mr Juttla warns her: 'Watch what you are saying.'
She replies: 'I used to live in England and now I live in the United Nations.'
The woman jabs her fingers and appears aggressive on the seven-minute video
Woodhouse ignores the anger of other passengers as she continues her aggressive seven-minute tirade
As he tells her to keep her mouth shut, informing her that she has had too much to drink, she becomes extremely agitated and starts screaming.
'It’s not your country anyway so what’s your problem?' she yells. 'It’s been overtaken by people like you.'
The court heard that Mr Juttla decided to film Woodhouse after she started berating an unidentified black female.
She then sat down between two men and began another barrage of abuse.
Speaking after Woodhouse was jailed, Mr Juttla from Ilford, Essex said: 'This sends a message to her and other people like her not to carry on.
'I don't accept that I am not British and I am certainly not unemployed.
'I think the judge made the right decision, although maybe he could have given her a bit longer.'
Mr Juttla, a single father-of-two added: 'I was pretty shocked, and I don't want to go through anything like this again.
'I was born in this country, and I don't accept any of this behaviour.'
She makes dozens of deeply offensive remarks about migrants to the UK and about foreigners in general
The court was told that Woodhouse had drunk an 'unknown' quantity of champagne at a retirement party before getting on the Tube at 11pm
Rebecca Lee, defending Woodhouse, said she was 'deeply ashamed' of her behaviour but claimed she was often anxious on the tube due to terrorist events of 2005.
Ms Lee asked that a community order be considered and stressed her client would be willing to attend a diversity awareness and prejudice training course.
She added: 'She is horrified to see it (the clip) and offers her very sincere apologies in particular to the individuals involved but also to all of those on the train that day and the others who are many who have seen this clip online.
'She is dismayed not only for those who were present but also because she has friends and family members who are black and Asian.'
Ms Lee also explained her client recognised her actions were linked to heavy alcohol consumption, adding she had sought help from her GP and counselling since the incident.
In addition the court heard that Woodhouse had lost her job and was now claiming benefits.
Ms Lee concluded: 'She is a person who has a great deal more to be said about her than what is reflected on those video clips.'
But Judge Snow insisted the offence merited a custodial sentence.
'She threatened violence against more than one person. It took place over a prolonged period.
'Those who were not frightened admirably challenged her, on occasions trying to deflate her grossly offensive behaviour with humour.
Rant: Police took Emma West into custody in December after a video appeared on the internet showing a woman apparently abusing tram passengers
Spate of incidents: Police took Emma West into custody in December after a video appeared on the internet showing a woman apparently abusing tram passengers
'Her appalling behaviour went beyond that which I have described, the language making it clear it was motivated by hostility to her fellow passengers who were not white British.'
He refused to give Woodhouse any credit for changing her plea to guilty the day before the trial, claiming the witnesses had already suffered 'inevitable worry'.
He also said he found it hard to accept the sincerity of her shame.
Woodhouse, who was said to be in a 'loving' relationship with her partner of 12 years, was supported in court by one of her sisters and a niece.
The publicity and attention to her case was said to have taken a 'considerable toll' on her mental health and she was prescribed medication for depression.
She appeared to show no emotion as she was led from the dock.
She attended court today wearing a black and white floral dress and dark sunglasses.
As she walked along the pavement, arm-in-arm with a woman dressed in a suit, she held a large black umbrella over her face.
The prosecutor also told the court that Woodhouse had been convicted of an identical rant on a Docklands Light Railway train in December 2008 for which she was fined.
Before officers asked Mr Juttla to take the video down, it had been watched 21,000 times.
Since duplicates have been made, it has been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.
The video emerged after a spate of similar clips were uploaded on to the internet.
Emma West was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence in connection with an incident on a tram in December.
Another video called 'Welcome to London' showed a woman holding a pink rose on the London Underground as she abused passengers.
Another was of a drunk woman who tried to punch a black passenger on a London bus, but ended up falling over herself then being thrown into the street.
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