Golliwog race hate charge
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.