Thug sentenced to six months in jail after slapping Muslim teenager with bacon
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Monday July 03 2017
The Guardian reports that a man who attacked a Muslim mother and daughter, striking one of them in the face with bacon, was sentenced to six months in jail.
Alex Chivers, 36, was filmed by a friend slapping the teenage victim with bacon during the attack, which occurred around 4.40pm on 8 June in Enfield, north London.
Chivers verbally abused the Muslim teen by calling her “Isil scum” and then shouted “you deserve this” before striking her in the face with an open packet of bacon.
Chivers, of Waltham Cross, was arrested six days after the incident and charged with one count of racially or religiously aggravated common assault and one count of causing racially or religiously aggravated alarm or distress.
He pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced to 26 weeks’ imprisonment for the assault and 12 weeks’ imprisonment for the public order offence – to run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and required to complete a 12-month supervision order upon release.
DC James Payne from Enfield Community Safety Unit, said: “This was a truly shocking incident. The victim was out with her mother and getting on with her day when Chivers abused her and then set upon her with something he knew would both upset and offend her.
“We know other people were present during this attack, including an associate of Chivers who filmed the incident. Inquiries are ongoing to trace these people, and if you have any information that may assist in identifying them, please contact the Community Safety Unit at Enfield via 101.
“The Community Safety Unit here in Enfield would encourage all victims of hate crime to contact police so that the culprits can be identified and brought to justice.”