Dagenham racist spared jail

A Dagenham man who told an Asian Labour canvasser to vote for the British National Party because they would “send you back to where you came from” was spared jail today.

Jamie Sprought, 21, also told British-born Denis Fernando: “Our forefathers were from here, yours are not”, in Dagenham, during the run-up to last year’s general election.

The shaven-headed yob later hurled further abuse at Mr Fernando who had been trying to deliver a Labour party leaflet to Sprought’s mother Pamela at their Bromhall Road home.

But Judge Louise Kamill spared jobless Sprought, of Bromhall Road, jail and handed him 100 hours of unpaid work after he was convicted by jurors of causing racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress, following a two-day trial.