Man filmed slapping Muslim teenager with bacon in street as he shouts

first_imgAlex Chivers was jailed for six months over the attackCredit:Metropolitan Police Alex Chivers holds the packet of bacon up to the camera Detective Constable 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.”Chivers was given a 26-week jail term for the assault, and 12 weeks’ imprisonment for a public order offence, to run concurrently.He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and will complete a 12-month supervision order when he is released from jail.Muslims are forbidden from eating pork and previous incidents in other parts of the UK have seen extremists prosecuted for similar attempts to cause upset to members of the Islamic community. Alex Chivers Alex Chivers bacon attack The thug approaches the mother and daughter in the streetCredit:Metropolitan Police He also made reference to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terror group when he shouted “Isil scum” at one of the women.Police said the victim was not injured, but left “very distressed” by the attack at around 4.40pm on Thursday, June 8 and reported it to police later that day. He is then seen running as the mother and daughter, wearing traditional Islamic dress, walked along a pavement in Enfield, north London.Chivers then confronted the pair, striking the younger women with the open packet of bacon. Alex Chivers holds the packet of bacon up to the camera Credit:Metropolitan Policecenter_img Chivers, of Waltham Cross, north London – two miles north of the attack location – has now been jailed for six months.He pleaded guilty to one count of racially or religiously aggravated common assault, and one count of causing racially or religiously aggravated alarm or distress. Chives launches the attack on the women A man was filmed slapping a Muslim teenager in the face with bacon after shouting “Isil scum” in an Islamophobic street attack.Alex Chivers was videoed by a friend as he launched a volley of verbal abuse at the young woman and her mother, telling them “you deserve this”.The footage filmed on a smartphone shows the 36-year-old holding up the bacon, which is forbidden by Islam, to the camera. Chives launches the attack on the womenCredit:Metropolitan Police The incident was filmed on camera by an associate of Chivers, who the Metropolitan Police said remains at large. Chivers was sentenced at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on June 29. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more