A foul-mouthed hairdresser is facing jail for waging a racist hate campaign against her next door neighbours after she was frozen out by residents of their smart village cul-de-sac.
Katie Bradsell, 32, was arrested after she called mixed race fisherman Mohammed Ali a “fat smelly sweaty p***” and an “ugly c***” as they returned to their respective homes at the same time following separate family trips out.
In a battle nicknamed the “War of Willow Hey” glamorous blonde Bradsell who was said to be unpopular with all of her neighbours also called Mr Ali’s partner Georgina Rideal a “d***head” and a “sl**” in street as one other resident tried to calm her down.
During one tirade outside their terraced properties in Willow Hey, Saughall near Chester, Bradsell told Mr Ali: ‘You f***ing p***, you fat smelly p***, look at you, you revolt me, f***ing c***s’.
The squalid exchange caused a six-year-old boy who witnessed it to ask his mum: “What’s a ‘p***?’
One neighbour later told a court: “It’s fair to say none of the residents get on well with Katie Bradsell.”
At Chester magistrates court Bradsell was found guilty of racially aggravated harassment and was warned she faced six months jail when she is sentenced next month.
The court heard she had moved into a row of terraces on the cul-de-sac where houses are worth up to £450,000 in 2014 – but fell out with Miss Rideal over an unproven allegation of assault.
Matters came to a climax on September 20, 2022, when Mr Ali and Miss Rideal, who had been together for two years, returned home from a trip to a local leisure centre.
Mr Ali said he had pulled up outside his address and parked his car and saw Bradsell “murmuring” as she was sorting her bins out.
He said after collecting his baby from the car Bradsell “battered” on the family front door.
He said: “I said, ‘What do you want?’ but she started effing and blinding saying ‘You fat p***k’ and ‘You smelly c***’ and I just slammed the door on her.
“She kicked the door again but this time Georgina answered the door and said ‘What do you want?.’
“I did tell Katie to ‘f*** off’ and as I turned, the baby was virtually at my feet so I slammed the door again. “I’m not letting my child see stuff like that, but I can hear Katie on the other side of the door shouting: ‘You f***ing fat c***.’
“Georgina opened the door again, and Katie was effing and blinding. I took my sandal off and waved it around telling her to ‘f*** off, go away.”
Mr Ali said Bradsell began using racial slurs and calling him “a f***ing p***” and “fat smelly p***” at which point he said he swore at her to go away. He continued that he believed “she was drunk” and that “she drinks every day” and said he did call Bradsell “a disgusting bitch”.
In a statement he added: “The language used to me was disgusting and abusive and caused me to become particularly angry and upset. I was targeted because of my skin colour or race. Nobody should be made to feel this way. I was frustrated because it happened in front of my partner and baby son. The whole incident was very distressing to me and my family.”
Hospital volunteer Miss Rideal told the court she an allegation had previously made against her by Bradsell that caused her to be “sat in a cell for nine hours”.
She said: “On the day there was first of all the shouting – but that happens a lot and has done for a long time. There was also the swearing and the insults too but that is something that unfortunately I’ve had to get used to. But when the ‘p’ word started to be shouted, in front of the children, it’s not OK.”
Miss Rideal refused to say the P-word in court and added her son and Mohammed were mixed race and that using that language was “ignorant and shows a complete lack of intelligence”.
She said: “I told her to go away but she came back again twice. I said to her ‘F*** off’ but then she was at the window with the phone and then she came to the door again. That is when he ran out to get her away from the house.
Another neighbour Samantha Williamson told the court she has heard the racial slurs being shouted. She said: “I could hear the words ‘You fat p***’ and Mr Ali shouting ‘You fat sl**.’
“It was pretty embarrassing to be honest, quite a lot of people witnessed it in the street. When Mr Ali was shouting, Katie was on the phone, going back and forth, goading him and I saw him getting quite irate. There were disgusting words from both sides.
“I think if you are recording someone and going up to their face, I think that you are goading someone. That’s happened to me before from Katie. I know that’s all a part of it.
“He was a ‘fat p**i’ whilst she was a ‘f***ing little slag’. It was back and forth between the both of them. My six-year-old son heard it, and he asked me ‘What’s a p***?'”
Bradsell, who denied wrongdoing, told the court she was “not drunk” and that she had just “pulled up from going to Aldi”.
She said: “I went to bring a black bin bag out but Mr Ali got out of the car and said ‘Here she is, the f***ing grass.’ He spat at me which he does all the time.
“I told him to ‘Shut up you ugly c***’. Then I went in.”
She admitted her relationship with Miss Williamson was “horrendous” and was “not on good terms’ with Miss Rideal but denied using racial language.
She added: “Georgina has hit me twice and she has got arrested for it. But the police said, ‘I would not press charges if I was you, because you are a neighbour.’
“I’m stuck between two bullies. I have even got a Ring doorbell now. They are ganging up on me. They are trying to get me moved out of my house.”
But JP Frances Miller told her: “You were not consistent in your evidence, and you tried to sidetrack and talk about other alleged offences that are not before the court today.”
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