Nan in neighbour race row now sleeping in car after shes banned from own home

A Yorkshire nan convicted of racial harassment and assault slammed her 'second-class citizen' treatment after being banned from her own home and having to set up shop in her car.

Barbra Aitchison, 57, was jailed in July for racially aggravated harassment and racially aggravated assault – and was given an indefinite restraining order.

That means she can't move back into her home nor have any contact with the victims of her race-baiting campaign.

Barbra followed her victims to work, even grabbing and heckling them, Yorkshire Live reported.

And since being released from prison last week, the Rotherham gran feels she has become a foreigner in her own hometown.

Barbra said: “I’m a vulnerable person. And now I’m so frightened for my future. They kicked me out of my house of 32 years.

“I got locked up and lost all of my benefits. If I didn’t have friends I wouldn’t even have a cup of tea or a shower.

“I have been treated like a second-class citizen. I’ve been abandoned.

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“Now I have nowhere to live. I’ve got really bad mental health and it’s been such a big struggle.

“I’m finding it so difficult. My home has been stripped away from me.”

Barbra's victims were ultimately scared to leave their homes, a court heard during her trial.

But the convicted race-baiter is bitterly upset she can't live in the home where she raised her child and grandchild.

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Hate Crime Officer PC Chris Nicholson said: "Aitchison’s victims lived in fear and ended up being afraid to leave their homes in case they were confronted.

"This was a prolonged and drawn out series of offences which has had a significant impact on the victims, who have been repeatedly racially abused and harassed.

"We are pleased that Aitchison has received a custodial sentence alongside her restraining order, it sends a signal that this type of criminality will be dealt with.

"Any form of hate crime or abuse is totally unacceptable and I want people to know that where these kind of offences are committed, and where we can gather supporting evidence, South Yorkshire Police will pursue justice."

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