Gol­li­wog race hate charge

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A 65-year-old woman has been charged with a hate crime – after plac­ing a GOL­LI­WOG in her win­dow.

Jena Ma­son has been in a long-run­ning dis­pute with a neigh­bour and his wife, who is of Ja­maican de­scent.

Rose­marie O'Don­nell com­plained to po­lice after Mrs Ma­son put the ‘racially of­fen­sive’ toy in the win­dow of her 16th­cen­tury manor house in Wor­ling­ham, Suf­folk.

The grand­mother has now been charged with racially ag­gra­vated har­rass­ment, with the gol­li­wog de­scribed as ‘threat­en­ing, abu­sive or in­sult­ing’ by po­lice.

Mrs O’Don­nell, 48, who lives next door in a con­verted barn with her hus­band Stephen, was of­fended when she saw the doll from the road. She took a photo and com­plained to po­lice.

The Ma­son’s deny any wrong-do­ing.

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