Woman convicted of racial abuse

Elizabeth Ward-Buck leaving court Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 51 year old woman has been convicted of racially abusing a Fillipino nurse and a foreign patient at Ipswich Hospital.

Elizabeth Ward-Buck from Leiston in Suffolk was facing two counts of racially aggravated assault and one of assaulting a police officer.

Ward-Buck was sentenced to three months in jail, suspended for a year, and ordered to pay £200 in compensation and £85 costs. Gina Thompson was also targeted, and filmed the incident on her mobile phone.