Two Polish men who threw rashers of bacon at London mosque-goers are jailed
Two drunken Polish men who threw rashers of bacon at worshippers inside a mosque before shouting ‘enjoy f***ers’ as they fled the scene have been jailed.
Mateusz Pawlikowski, 22, and Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, targeted the Al-Rahman Mosque in Camden, north London, in the ‘highly offensive’ incident last month.
The men had been binge-drinking at Oktoberfest in Canary Wharf before travelling to the mosque where Pawlikowski approached one worshipper, swore at him, and threw a rasher of bacon towards him.
He then continued to throw further rashers on the floor of the prayer room before the pair fled at around 7.30pm on October 2 while shouting ‘enjoy f***ers’.
After their descriptions were given to police, officers stopped Pawlikowski minutes from the mosque.
When questioned by police he said he had been out in Canary Wharf with a friend who was now in Camden Lock, where they subsequently found Czak-Zukowski.
On searching him officers found an empty bacon packet in his pocket, and both men were taken into custody.
The pair appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court yesterday, where they were both handed eight-month concurrent prison sentences for criminal damage and a racial, religious public order offence.