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Man convicted of bacon attack on mosque dies in jail

Kevin Crehan from Bristol has died in custody Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A 35-year-old man who was serving a 12 month sentence for a bacon attack on a mosque in Bristol has died in custody.

The Ministry of Justice has released the following statement.

HMP Bristol prisoner Kevin Crehan died in custody on Tuesday 27 December. As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will investigate.

– Ministry of Justice spokesperson
The Jamia mosque in Totterdown, which was at the centre of the attack Credit: ITV News

Kevin Crehan, who was from Knowle in Bristol, was jailed in July. He was convicted along with three others of committing a racially aggravated public order offence.

In January 2016 they shouted racial abuse at a member of the Jamia Mosque on Green Street in Totterdown in Bristol while rashers of bacon were placed on the door handles and a St George’s flag was tied to the fence.