A woman who punched a taxi driver in the face and shouted that they should “go back to Pakistan” will face sentencing next month.

The Bucks Free Press reported that 22-year-old Nicole Kupaza was guilty of one count of racially aggravated assault after the jury rejected her claim of self-defence.

An earlier report stated that the assault occurred on Christmas Eve at Tiplow train station last year.

The prosecution outlined how Ms Kupaza had approached the taxi office operated by Mohammed Malik and had requested that she wait outside so he could speak with another customer, as she lacked any financial means to book a taxi.

For the prosecution, they described how Ms Kupaza, having assaulted Mr Malik, had also shouted, “Go back to Pakistan,” and similar abusive statements.

Nicole Kupaza, whilst accepting she did assault them, had told police she had acted in self-defence and faced racist abuse in trial coverage published on June 22.

The Law Pages court listings website detailed that the prosecution had made their closing arguments the following day on June 23.

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Kupaza will re-appear at Reading Crown Court for sentencing on July 27.

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