‘Nazi’ pensioner, 66, terrorised lollipop lady outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s £41,000-a-year prep school by ‘thrusting his hips’ at her, making lewd sexual gestures and ramming her foot with a shopping trolley
- Mukesh Vala, 66, shouted vile racist abuse at crossing attendant Julie Khames
- The harassment left her scared to work outside Westminster Under School
- Vala also made lewd sexual gestures and thrust his hips outside prep school
- He admitted to nine offences including assaulting an emergency worker and harassment
A racist pensioner who terrorised a lollipop lady outside Jacob Rees-Mogg’s prep school will be sentenced next month.
Mukesh Vala, 66, shouted vile abuse at Westminster Under School crossing attendant Julie Khames leaving her too terrified to work.
He also attacked the school’s deputy headmaster and several medical professionals.
Vala’s campaign of harassment took place when he was already subject to a suspended prison sentence.
Many of his crimes took place in front of pupils of the £41,000-a-year school, whose alumni includes Tory minister Rees-Mogg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Labour MP Hilary Benn.
Mukesh Vala, 66, shouted vile abuse at Westminster Under School crossing attendant Julie Khames over several weeks, leaving her too terrified to work outside Westminster Under School in central London
Vala was due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today but Judge Philip Bartle ordered further psychiatric reports and adjourned the case until January 22.
‘The victim works as a school crossing attendant for Westminster Under School,’ said Suleman Hussain, prosecuting.
Vala repeatedly approached Ms Khames while she was assisting children as they crossed the road outside the school’s entrance, between September 25 and October 14 this year.
‘He ran over her feet with his shopping trolley, threw her lollipop stick on the floor and shouted “f*** you”.
‘On September 29 the defendant approached the victim while she was working and said “you’re disgusting” and walked away.
‘He then said: “One of us is going to die, I’ll kill you”.
‘He repeatedly made comments towards her on multiple dates and she doesn’t have an active record but she hides away from him and is now scared to go to work.
Vala repeatedly approached Ms Khames while she was assisting children as they crossed the road outside the school’s entrance, between September 25 and October 14 this year (stock photo of a crossing guard)
Mr Hussain added that Stephen Bailey, the headteacher, spotted him outside the school on October 14.
Vala was also seen thrusting his hips and making lewd sex gestures in the street.
‘What’s concerning is it occurs just outside the school as the children are released to go home,’ he said, noting children were present at the time of the offences.
Deputy head Michael Woodside marched up to Vala and said ‘leave Julie alone, don’t talk to her.’
Vala replied: ‘She’ got a disease,’ and walked for five metres before turning back to say ‘I’m going to kill you and one of us is going to die today.’
On July 2 Vala called an ambulance to his home near the school and screamed abuse at paramedics.
‘The defendant was subsequently arrested and he continued to shout and swear. He also said Nazi, KKK, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler.’
On the same day ‘he called a paramedic the word n***** twice and made a Nazi salute in their direction and said Heil Hilter numerous times.
‘He said he was a Nazi and racist and will smash the victim’s head in with a dagger.
‘He called the same person a n***** four times.’
Vala also called his local doctors’ surgery and introduced himself as Jack the Ripper.
‘He was intoxicated and rambling and slurring,’ said the prosecutor.
‘He told her he needed help, he was a danger to the public and had a knife and hung up the phone.’
Sumitra Sharma, defending, told the court Vala’s actions were directed at the lollipop lady, not the children.
Vala, of Hide Tower, Regency Street, Westminster, admitted one count of racially aggravated assault, one count of racially aggravated harassment, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, one count of outraging public decency, one count of using abusive words to distress, one count of harassment without violence, one count of using public communications to cause anxiety and one count of commission of a further offence during a suspended sentence order.
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