Belfast Telegraph

Crimper bigot is cut down to size

A hairdresser who called a pretty Lithuanian assistant “stinking” and claimed foreigners “eat crap” has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 in compensation.

Bigoted barber shop boss Jacqueline Chivers insulted Sigita Voveryte in front of customers with a racist slur similar to Jade Goody’s infamous outburst against Indian actress Shilpa Shetty on Celebrity Big Brother.

In its judgment, an employment tribunal in Belfast said Chivers told customers: “Don’t you think she stinks? It must be in the blood, ‘cos them foreigners eat all sorts of crap”.

Chivers, who ran Metro Barbers on Market Street in Downpatrick, did not appear at the Belfast hearing and was not represented.

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