A man slapped a teenage Muslim girl with bacon and called her ‘IS scum’ in a recent hate crime that took place in the United Kingdom.
The man, 36-year-old Alex Chivers, had a ski mask on and was wearing a motorbike helmet to cover his face when he attacked the teenager. He had also covered his mouth, chin and neck and wore black clothing, but the police were still able to identify him.
Alex pleaded guilty to religious or racially aggravated assault and has been awarded jail time for 38 weeks over the attack. Along with that he will have to pay the victim a £115 surcharge and will be completing a 12 months supervision order after his release.
The Muslim girl was walking with her mother on June 8 on Hertford Road in Enfield when the attack took place, leaving her distressed.
DC James Payne from the 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. Enquiries 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,” James said.
The Metropolitan Police said that hate crimes such as these are usually under-reported by victims and appealed to the public to report such incidents.
“We would appeal to anyone who witnesses or suffers any hate of any type to immediately report it so that action can quickly be taken and catch those responsible,” the police said.
This article originally appeared on Metro News.