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Three men jailed for 2010 Kingston mosque attack

The Surrey Comet covers news on the jailing of three men for their role in an attack on Kingston mosque in November 2010.

From the local paper:

“Three men who joined a hooded and masked gang to attack Kingston Mosque with sticks and bottles have been jailed today.

“Judge Geraldine Kent overturned their pleas for leniency after hearing that all three men still denied being involved in the attack on November 21, 2010.

“David Morris,21, bought the bacon later strewn over the mosque and caught out when he photographed co-defendant Alfie Wallace holding a stick.

“He was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court to six months imprisonment for racially aggravated criminal damage.

“Racist Alfie Wallace, 19, was sentenced to a total of 12 months in a Young Offenders Institution for religiously aggravated criminal damage and violent disorder.

“The court heard he had shouted out "I'm being arrested by a black man" in connection with another earlier offence.

“Martin Pottle, 24, was sentenced to a total of 14 months in prison for religiously aggravated criminal damage and violent disorder.

“He had lied to police to try and pretend he was nowhere near the mosque before admitting during the trial that he was.

“But delivering her verdict Judge Geraldine Kent said: "You had no legitimate reason to go to the mosque at all.

“"This is not a case of a legitimate protest that spiralled out of control.

“"The attack on the mosque was an unprovoked attack against innocent people inside the mosque and it frightened members of the public who should be able to go about their daily lives in a residential street without fear.""

Nine men were put on trial for the attack, four of whom have been acquitted.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 21:43

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