Racist jailed for viral Snapchat rant

Jake Henderson

A racist has been jailed for ten weeks after his video targeting p**** went viral.

Jake Henderson, 30, from Retford in Nottinghamshire, recorded the video on Snapchat during a televised briefing from Home Secretary Priti Patel in January.

In the video Henderson said: “I’m a white man and I won’t be told what to do by a P***.”

He added: “I am a white man, still white, with ginger bits, and they want me to take advice from this b**** called Priti Patel and this p*** man next to her. Now as a white man I won’t be listening to people of colour because they’re nobodies in position of power.”

Appearing at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on August 12, Henderson was also found to have previously expressed extreme views and had links to a far-right organisation.

He was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of sending by public communication a grossly offensive message.

One of the men who shared the video, 26-year-old Robert Cumming of Doncaster, was sentenced to six weeks in prison after he captioned the video with “haters gonna be hating” and four laughing emojis.

Janine Smith, CPS chief crown prosecutor, said: “This video and the vile sentiments expressed targeted individuals and communities and caused widespread distress and concern. The CPS has treated the case as a hate crime from the outset.

“Hate crimes and online abuse are heinous crimes, which can have a significant impact on the people targeted and our wider communities. In the days after the video went viral, the CPS and other agencies were contacted by numerous people expressing concern that individuals held these views and had aired these so publicly.

“We take this sort of offending extremely seriously and by prosecuting this case as a hate crime, we stand by the diverse communities we serve and ensured these individuals faced the consequences of their actions.

“Henderson has admitted to the court that he acted out of hostility to people from different ethnic backgrounds and Cumming admitted that his actions demonstrated hostility. As this is a hate crime, we applied to the court to uplift the sentence and the court has taken this on board by passing an immediate custodial sentence instead of a suspended sentence.”

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