Justin Bieber fan jailed for threatening Muslim taxi driver with machete
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Tuesday August 08 2017
A man was jailed after threatening a Muslim cab driver with a machete and by calling him a “baby killer” and threatening to “chop him up”.
On June 30, Shaun Murray, 27 from Newcastle, travelled 300 miles to Cardiff to see Justin Bieber’s concert. He parked his car in the taxi rank, and when he was asked to move it by the taxi driver, he shouted: “They are dirty Muslims, they are baby killers, they carry nail bombs”.
He continued shouting “You shouldn’t be in this country” as he waved the machete against him.
Despite other taxi drivers trying to calm him down, Murray “continued to be abusive, using the F-word and demonstrated racist hostility.” Police arrived and detained him shortly after, also finding and recovering the weapon.
Murray admitted causing religiously aggravated fear and possession of an offensive weapon, and was jailed for ten months.