Two jailed over mosque bacon attack in Scotland
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.
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