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Four sentenced for bacon attack on Bristol Mosque

The mosque in Totterdown which was attacked in January 2016 Photo: ITV News

Two men and two women have been sentenced after attacking a mosque in Bristol where they threw bacon sandwiches at the building and tied a St George's Flag to the railings with the words "No Mosque".

Kevin Crehan was jailed for 12 months, Mark Bennett was jailed for nine months, Alison Bennett was given a six-month suspended sentence and Swales was given a four month suspended sentence.

The group have all been given a restraining order preventing them from going within 100 metres of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years.

Watch the video the group took of their attack which played a vital part in their conviction:

During the incident the group shouted racial abuse at a member of the Jamia Mosque. The quartet were identified by members of the public after police issued a CCTV image of them committing the offence:

I would like to pay tribute to the response of the local community following this incident. The way local people came together with overwhelming support for the mosque made me proud to be associated with Bristol.

– Insp Nigel Colston, Bristol Neighbourhood Manager