This is the shocking moment a woman launches a foul-mouthed tirade against a black passenger on the London Underground – before blaming an “alcoholic drink” for his racist behaviour.
Janice Wilding, 49, from Lambeth, south London, was “shocked” when she saw the gruesome video, a court heard today, and attributed her actions to a mixed drink.
The shocking footage, captured on December 4, 2022 on the Jubilee line, shows Wilding violently yelling at a black passenger.
The disgruntled travelers can be seen holding Wilding back as she rants at the unsuspecting woman.
She can be heard saying: ‘Don’t bring my mother into this.’ ‘Cause I’ll tear you apart, bitch.
‘I will destroy you. Because you’re black and you think you’re a great man. He shuts his damn mouth.”
This is the shocking moment Janice Wilding launches a foul-mouthed tirade against a black passenger on the London Underground.
The shocking footage, captured on December 4, 2022 on the Jubilee line, shows Wilding violently shouting at a black passenger before being escorted off the train.
As she continues her tirade, other passengers can be seen gathering around her to stop her and plead with her: “Please get off the train.”
The defense is met with hostility, when Wilding shouts at them: ‘Get your bloody hands off me. She’s a fucking black.
A woman then successfully escorts Wilding off the train, as she continues to yell expletives from the other side of the car.
The video, taken by witness Anyusha Rose, was shown to police after the incident.
After being searched, officers recognized Wilding from an incident at a hotel earlier that day and she was arrested in January 2023, Inner London Crown Court heard.
Witness Ms Rose recalled being in a “quite busy” carriage where Wilding, “clearly drunk”, called other passengers “boring” for not joining in with his songs and then threatened to upload them to YouTube, prosecutor Edmund Blackman said.
One woman felt “particularly uncomfortable” being filmed and attempted to grab Wilding’s phone as he pointed it at her, sparking a wave of racist abuse.
Wilding said to the black woman, “Where the fuck do you come from?” and ‘Go back to Africa, you don’t belong here.’
When the victim got up to walk away, Wilding lunged at her and threw a punch, but missed. Another passenger intervened and blocked the route, but Wilding continued to try to hit her as she shouted more abuse, the court was told.
“Go back to Africa… Black c***… Come on, you think you’re tough because you’re black,” Mr. Blackman said, and used the N-word.
Wilding leaves Inner London Crown Court today
Eventually, Wilding’s companion pulled her off the train at West Hampstead, ending the attack. When Mrs Rose asked the victim if she wanted to speak to the police, she told her: “What’s the point?” Nothing will be done.’
After Wilding was identified and arrested, she was charged by postal search nine months later with one count of racially aggravated fear of verbal violence. She pleaded guilty in December last year.
Judge Nigel Peters KC said it was “fortunate for justice” that Ms Rose had recorded the attack and shared the video as a public service, and later criticized the delay in bringing charges.
Defense lawyer Simeon Wallis said his client was “truly remorseful” and wanted to apologize to the victim.
Wallis also claimed that the outburst may have been due to “a combination of medication and alcohol”, due to Wilding’s use of antipsychotics, and presented Wilding’s claim that alcohol had been spiked into his drink.
‘Ms Wilding was clearly shocked by what she saw on the video. “Based on the strange behavior elsewhere in the video, she formed the opinion that she had been attacked,” Wallis said.
‘She wasn’t drinking for the first time. She had never reacted this way to drinking before.’
Judge Peters, apparently speaking from sober experience, said it was common to find passengers who had “had a few” on the night tube.
But he said people should be able to use the service without abuse and warned that “things could have gotten worse” if Wilding had not been dragged off the train by her companion.
‘You decided to get angry when people got angry about your behavior. “He then uttered the most vile language imaginable…People should have the right to do what they do, whether on their phone or staring into space, without this type of racist behavior and language,” Judge Peters said.
Imposing him with a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work, Judge Peters added: “Unpaid work was designed for people like you.”