A mother and father who repeatedly punched their daughter while screaming ‘vile’ racist insults because they said she had ‘brought shame’ on their family by dating a black man have been jailed.
David and Frances Champion assaulted their then-17-year-old daughter Jane and her boyfriend Aflonce Ncube in two ‘disgraceful’ racist attacks.
Miss Champion was repeatedly punched in the face, grabbed round the throat and had her hair pulled which left her with lumps and bruises.
Mr Champion was jailed today for 12 months and his wife for nine months after two ‘vile’ racial attacks on the pair.
The first attack happened after Miss Champion’s parents were outraged to find her in a ‘state of undress’ with Mr Ncube when they returned to their home in St Thomas, Swansea.
Mr Champion, 50, shouted racist abuse at Mr Ncube before grabbing and kicking him in the back of the leg and pushing him out the front door.
He then grabbed Jane by her hair and started hitting her for ‘bringing shame’ to the family.
Judge Peter Heywood said: ‘We live in a liberal and enlightened society and these sorts of racist behaviour cannot be tolerated.
‘The way you reacted was totally inappropriate.
‘I would be failing in my public duty if I was to do anything other than to impose a custodial sentence.’