Lauren Socha handed suspended prison sentence
Lauren Socha has been handed a suspended prison sentence for racially abusing a taxi driver.
The award-winning Misfits star punched cabbie Sakandar Iqbal and called him a "P**i" and a "dirty b**stard" during an eight-minute rant after a booze binge in Derby last year.
She pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault at a court in the city on Wednesday and was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to carry out 80 hours of community service. She was also told to pay her victim £450 compensation and court costs of £750.
Socha won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for best supporting actress in 2011.
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