Welsh motorist convicted of racially abusing traffic warden after calling her a 'stupid f****** Welsh mare'

Keith Crute has been convicted of a race crime for his outburst after abusing a traffic warden that fined him £80

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A motorist has been convicted of racially abusing a traffic warden, after calling her a 'stupud f****** Welsh mare.'

Welshman Keith Crute's verbal tirade came following the discovery of a parking ticket on his silver Vauxhall, in Snowdonia.

Gayle Williams was approached by Crute and yelled at her: 'You've just given me a ticket. I'm not paying f***ing £80', a court was told.

Magistrates Crute became 'wilder and more abusive', as Ms Williams became 'frightened and threatened.'

Bodycam footage from Ms Williams caught the moment Crute lost his cool and called the traffic warden a 'stupid f***ing Welsh mare.' He proceeded to spit at her.

Crute then drove off, accompanied by his partner and child. He was later arrested by police.

At Caernarfon Magistrates Court, Crute pleaded guilty to using racially aggravated threatening words or behaviour intending to cause harassment, alarm or distress, and racially aggravated assault against the traffic warden.

Mr Crute has been ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work and 25 days of rehabilitation activity. Crute has also been slapped with a £400 compensatory fine to be paid to his victim.

A probation officer said that Crute, from Bangor, had not intended to be racially abusive.

Liz Jones, defending Mr Crute, said he apologised for his triade. She insisted Crute was in financial difficulty and believed the parking ticket to be 'unjust'.