Three people admit bacon attack on Bristol mosque
Three people, including a husband and wife, have admitted their part in a race attack on a mosque, which caused outrage across a community.
The group filmed themselves throwing bacon at the doors of the Bristol mosque and tying a graffitied St George's Flag to its fence. It took place at the Totterdown Jamia Mosque in Green Street on Sunday 17 January.
Watch: the video the guilty group took of their attack and which played a significant part in their conviction.
In the video...
You can see the flag of St George with the words "No Mosques" tied to the railings while bacon sandwiches are discarded on the doorstep.
You can hear someone asking the group why they were doing this. Their reply? "Because we don't want no mosques here"
48-year-old Mark Bennett and 46-year-old Alison Bennett, both of Patchway, near Bristol, hid their faces as they arrived at court to admit a religiously-aggravated public order offence.
31-year-old Angelina Swales, from Brislington, also admitted her guilt.
A fourth man, Kevin Crehan, from Knowle, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
The attack prompted condemnation from across the city and brought the community together in a way it had never done before. Arif Khan, Chair of Bristol Council of Mosques, has praised the neighbourhood for their support while condemning the actions of those involved in the attack.
The guilty men and women have been granted conditional bail and will be sentenced at a later date.