Man convicted of bacon attack on mosque dies in jail

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.

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.