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Teenager, two adults sentenced for bacon attack on mosque

Teenager, two adults sentenced for bacon attack on mosque

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 23, 2014

Two people in Scotland have been sentenced to jail for a bacon attack on a mosque last year. A third man involved in the incident was previously sentenced.

The hate crime happened on Jan. 31, 2013, at a mosque in Edinburgh.

Douglas Cruikshank, 39, and 18-year-old Chelsea Lambie tossed strips of bacon into a window of the mosque and wrapped bacon around the mosque's door handles.

Cruikshank pled guilty and was sentenced to nine months in jail for threatening and abusive behavior.

Lambie denied being involved, despite police finding a message on her cellphone which read, "Went to mosque in Edinburgh and wrapped bacon around the door hands, opened the door and threw it in ha ha ha."

Lambie tried to claim that other people had access to her phone and they must have used it to talk about the bacon attack.

Another man involved in the attack, 25-year-old Wayne Stilwel, was sentenced to 10 months in September. Lambie and Cruikshank learned their fates on Friday.

Since Lambie is a teenager, she will be sent to a youth correctional facility.

Muslims have religious restrictions on the consumption of pork because they believe that pigs are unclean. Jewish dietary laws also forbid pork.