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Teen sentenced for throwing Pot Noodle at young Muslim boys

Teen sentenced for throwing Pot Noodle at young Muslim boys

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Friday October 17 2014

The Lancashire Telegraph and The Blackburn, Darwen and Hyndburn Citizen report on the sentencing of a teenager who threw a pot noodle at two Asian boys walking home from a mosque in Darwen.

The two boys, aged 8 and 10, were walking home from a mosque dressed in traditional clothing when they heard someone shout out at them. A car drove past them and an 18 year old passenger, Luke Croft, threw a pot noodle out of the window and further shouted racist abuse at the young boys. The pot noodle hit one of the boys on the head. 

The papers report that Blackburn magistrates heard that Croft had a previous conviction for throwing a stone at Asian children leaving school. The Burnley and Pendle Citizen reported last month that the offender had thrown a brick, not a mere stone.

After the latest incident and an earlier court appearance, Croft was alleged to have posted racist abuse on his Facebook page including a message regarding one of the magistrates.

Croft pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault and was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment.


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