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Two in court over bacon incident at Edinburgh Central mosque

Two in court over bacon incident at Edinburgh Central mosque

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Thursday May 01 2014

Edinburgh Evening News reports on the trial of Chelsea Lambie, 28, and Douglas Cruikshank, 38, who are accused of racially aggravated threatening behaviour in connection with an incident at Edinburgh Central mosque last January.

The mosque was defaced with strips of bacon placed on its windows and its main door handles. A report in the local paper earlier this week noted the testimony of the mosque security guard, Usman Mahmood, who said, “I saw persons running towards the main entrance and when I went upstairs I saw a piece of meat hanging on the window of the worshipping area and two pieces on the entrance door handle.”

Lambie’s membership of the Scottish Defence League also came to light in court with evidence from her police interview in which she affirmed her affiliation when asked if she belonged to the SDL.

Their accomplice, Wayne Stilwell, 25, was sentenced last September for his role in the bacon-throwing incident. Stilwell pleaded guilty to charges of breaching the peace and was given a 10 month prison sentence.


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