Tilbury Man Jailed After Race Attack in Shop

A TILBURY man was jailed for six months yesterday after a frenzied attack in a Tilbury shop which left a pregnant woman injured.

Grays magistrates court heard that at 9.40 pm on the 6th July, James Grays, 19, Elgar Gardens, Tilbury entered the Spar shop in Calcutta Road, Tilbury in a drunken state.

He subjected staff to a torrent abuse calling the Nigerian security guard a “Black C***” before throwing baskets around the shop, one of which hit a pregnant woman leaving her with cuts. She did not require hospital treatment.

Chair of the magistrates, Mrs Hunter sentenced Grays to six months at a Young Offenders Institute.

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