[2/22/17] Vile racist Rezzas Abdulla spat in a baby’s face and told her shocked mum “white people shouldn’t breed” in a disgraceful street attack.
Hairdresser Rebecca Telford was wheeling nine-month-old Layla-Jean through South Shields when Abdulla launched the unprovoked afternoon assault, leaning into her pushchair to spit on her.
The little girl was left covered in saliva, which sprayed across her face in the disgusting attack.
A court heard Abdulla has previous for race hate offences and has “a problem with white women”.
But now the 33-year-old, who has some mental health issues, has walked free from Newcastle Crown Court on a suspended prison sentence.
Miss Telford told police in a victim impact statement: “I am completely disgusted and distressed that a grown man, regardless of race or religion, would spit on a defenceless baby in a completely unprovoked attack.
“If he had just walked by I would not have even noticed him, there was no eye contact and no words had been exchanged. I had never seen him before.
“I believe he spat on her purely because we are white, I was a lone female and an easy target.”
The court heard the mother and baby were heading down Chichester Road, in South Shields, last January when they had to misfortune to encounter Abdulla, who approached without warning.
Prosecutor Emma Dowling said: “He leant into the pushchair and spat into the face of her daughter.
“As he did so, he shouted or said ‘white people shouldn’t breed’ then walked off.”
The court heard when the baby’s stunned mother confronted Abdulla, he told her to “shut the **** up” and walked off.