Two jailed over mosque bacon attack in Scotland

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 22:40

London: Two people who threw bacon and wrapped it around door handles at a mosque in Scotland were sent to prison on Friday.

Douglas Cruikshank, 39, and Chelsea Lambie, 18, were convicted over the attack at Edinburgh`s Central Mosque in January last year.

The consumption of pork is forbidden in Islam.

A court in Scotland`s capital heard that the pair were associated with the far-right Scottish Defence League.

Cruikshank, of Galashiels in southern Scotland, was sentenced to nine months` imprisonment and Lambie, from Paisley near Glasgow, was ordered to spend 12 months in an institute for young offenders.

They had both been convicted of threatening and abusive behaviour.

A third man, 25-year-old Wayne Stilwel from Gorebridge near Edinburgh, was sentenced to 10 months in prison in September over the attack.

"The Muslim community are a valued and integral part of Scottish society and there is no place for such attacks in modern Scotland," said state prosecutor John Logue after the sentencing.

AFP

First Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 22:40
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