Husband describes Worlingham golly toy racial harrassment charge as “harrowing”

THE husband of a woman who was accused and acquitted of racial abuse by putting a golly toy in a window has described it as a 'harrowing' experience.

Jena Mason, 65, of Worlingham, near Beccles, was due to face a trial after being accused of racially harassing her neighbours by placing a golly toy in her window, but was told on Monday that the charge against her had been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Her husband Terry Mason, said his wife now wanted to put the 'devastating' events behind her.

He said: 'It's been a harrowing time.

'We would just like to thank all the local community and people around the country for their support.'

After the CPS announcement Mrs Mason spoke of how her life had been turned upside down over the racist allegation and how she now hoped to heal relations with her neighbours, Stephen and Rosemarie O'Donnell, who is Jamican, and their children.

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