Man jailed after dumping pig's head outside mosque

A 21-year-old man who dumped a pig's head outside a mosque in Berkshire has been jailed for three months.

Rory Rowbottom left the animal part outside the Muslim place of worship in Pound Street, Newbury, last October.

Rowbottom, of Poffley Place, Thatcham, admitted racially aggravated harassment and a Section 4 public order offence at Reading Magistrates' Court.

Chief Inspector Lindsey Finch, of Thames Valley Police, said: "This kind of harassment will not be tolerated by the police or by the community as a whole.

"It was heartening to see the response from other communities in west Berkshire who were equally distressed and horrified that this could happen to Muslims in Newbury."

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