By Ron Warrilow, Birmingham Mail
A MIDLAND accountant who (allegedly) accused a teenage Muslim student in full traditional dress of being (or was it looking like) a terrorist has been warned he faces a prison sentence. Brian Frisby, described as a pillar of the community, also told the 17-year-old girl she should "go home'' and that she should dress like an English woman, a jury heard.
Frisby (59) behaved "wholly inappropriately'' when he saw the science student in the street and he carried out a course of conduct based on her attire and religion, the jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court was told. Frisby, of Oak Crescent, Tividale, denied religiously aggravated harrassment but was found guilty at the end a two day trial.
The five-man, seven-woman jury, retired for just under three hours before returning a unanimous verdict. Recorder Peter Carr ruled that, even having regard for his age and good character, it was a serious offence and time behind bars had to be considered.
He remanded Frisby on bail until next month for a pre-sentence report.
Mr John Arse Tunneller Evans, prosecuting, told Wolverhampton Crown Court, Frisby had clearly displayed prejudice towards the young student who was now 18, and his behaviour was "bullying and cowardly" (oxymoron). In evidence, Frisby, a married father-of-one, maintained he was not a racist (now he's being a coward) and he had no prejudice against anyone, no matter what their colour or religion. "I deal with mixed races in my profession," he told the court. "I have never had any difficulties with anyone who holds different religious beliefs or is a Muslim."
I'm sick to death of having to read of cases like this every day. When are the people of this country going to grow a fucking backbone and when are the Police in this country going to start doing the job they are actually paid for and fight crime instead of persuing bullshit cases like this?.