Warning - Explicit language

A UK nurse was terrified after a lockdown-flouting neighbour spat on her car and verbally abused her.

Sophia Shearman was subjected to a vile tirade of abuse after she dobbed in her neighbour Trevor Noakes for breaking lockdown rules.

In a disturbing incident caught on camera, Noakes was seen coughing and spitting on Shearman's car before hurling abuse at the 40-year-old nurse from the street.

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After spluttering over her car, which is used to travel to work at a GP surgery in Birmingham, Noakes was heard shouting "Come on, you're nothing but a f***ing clown.

"Get back in your flea-ridden flat with your flea-ridden f****g dogs and mind your own business and f**k off.

"You're nothing but a waste of f*****g space.

He then coughs and spits on her car door handle again, before screaming; "Coughing over your f****g handle.

"Yeah, take a f****g picture."

She caught her neighbour's expletive-laden rant on camera. Photo Sophia Shearman
She caught her neighbour's expletive-laden rant on camera. Photo Sophia Shearman

Noakes then kicks Shearman's car before heading back to his house.

The 48-year-old's verbal attack happened while Shearman's two young children, one of whom is disabled, were inside.

The attack happened on April 15.

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Shearman told the Sun there were further incidents after the initial abuse which left her "shaking like a leaf".

"I just wanted to warn people about the dangers of why flouting lockdown rules is so serious. I've seen first-hand how this virus is killing people.

"The abuse was terrifying and I was made to feel so bad, even being told I was spreading Covid-19 because of my work as a nurse."

Noakes was sentenced to 10 weeks' jail, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay $617 compensation.

Covid19.govt.nz: The Government's official Covid-19 advisory website