Woman charged after racist hospital rant

First published in News
Last updated

A woman has been charged with a string of offences after a video appeared online of someone shouting abuse at two foreigners in a hospital.

The two-minute clip, filmed on a mobile phone at Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk, shows a woman apparently abusing Nigerian Gina Thompson, 23, and her Spanish friend.

The woman is seen asking "where do you come from?" then adding: "You're coming over here and you're pleading poverty."

The incident happened in the hospital's accident and emergency department and includes strong language.

The video appeared on Daily Mail online after a woman was arrested at the hospital on Saturday night and charged on Sunday.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police confirmed Elizabeth Ward-Buck, aged 51, of Eastward Ho, in Leiston in Suffolk, had been charged with two counts of racially aggravated assault, two of assault and one of assaulting a police officer.

She will appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on February 20.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:28pm Tue 5 Feb 13

T.A says...

Wow how silly is this woman? Its not the immigrants who have drained this country to recession its the greedy bankers who have messed the whole world up which is a widely known fact. If anyone wants to be angry then not on different races etc but do your homework and youl find it was a bunch of greedy bankers.
Wow how silly is this woman? Its not the immigrants who have drained this country to recession its the greedy bankers who have messed the whole world up which is a widely known fact. If anyone wants to be angry then not on different races etc but do your homework and youl find it was a bunch of greedy bankers. T.A
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree