Man urinated on Muslim’s trainers

A Bracknell man who admitted urinating in a Muslim man’s trainers, during a racist “happy slapping” incident, will be sentenced for the “vile and disgraceful” act in January.

IT worker Darren Scott and his friend Aidan Ostintelli, of Camberley, were drunk and high on cannabis when they abused and attacked Mustapha Himedean after a trip to Amsterdam in July.

Scott, of Northbrook Copse, Forest Park, admitted religiously aggravated common assault, religiously aggravated harassment and aggravated harassment. Ostinelli, who denied the charges, was jailed for six months at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday, December 12, for his part in the attack.

Alistair Keith, prosecuting, said the attack began on the ferry from Calais to Dover when Ostintelli and Scott began persecuting Mr Himedean by snatching a pillow from under his head as he rested.

The pair started abusing him on the coach back to London and filmed the attack. Scott then told him several times “This is the UK. We will f***ing pee on your head.” Mr Keith said: “He [Mr Himedean] tried to ignore it but matters became more aggressive.”

A camera was then produced and shoved into Mr Himedean’s face. As Mr Himedean put his hand up to block the camera, Ostintelli grabbed it, twisted it and then bit him. Scott also punched him.

The victim grabbed the camera and tried to take it to the driver but was followed by the pair, who continued to abuse him. Scott also urinated in Mr Hemdean’s trainers which were in a bag.

The driver pulled off the M2, motorway in Dartford, Kent, the police were called and officers boarded the coach and arrested the two men.

Ostintelli was jailed for six months concurrently for religiously aggravated common assault, common assault, religiously aggravated harassment and aggravated harassment.

Bracknell Forest Standard, 19 December 2011