Saturday, November 7, 2009
The first black woman to be crowned Miss England relinquishes her crown
Miss England Rachel Christie has given up her crown after being arrested on suspicion of a nightclub assault. She punched Miss Manchester, Sara Beverley Jones, 24, in the face in a dispute at a Manchester nightclub. Ms Christie, the first black woman to be crowned Miss England, was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until January 2010. The beauty queen, niece of former sprinter Linford Christie, is also a heptathlete hoping to compete in the 2012 Olympics.