Police have warned that they will not tolerate hate crime after two men were sent to prison for throwing rashers of bacon inside a mosque near Kings Cross.
Mateusz Pawlikowski, 22, and Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, will both serve eight months for criminal damage and racial/religious public order offences.
Pawlikowski approached one of the worshippers in Al-Rahman Mosque and swore at him before throwing a rasher of bacon at him.
He later threw more rashers on the floor.
“The defendants showed a complete disregard for the faith and belief of others in this callous and highly offensive incident; and I hope their convictions highlight that we will not tolerate hate crime in any of its forms,” said DC Tracey McMath.
“I know this incident has had a significant impact on the community and commend the victims for speaking up. Hate crime is often a hidden crime and it is essential we stand together with policing partners, colleagues and groups to investigate all such allegations, support victims and bring perpetrators to justice.”