Scottish Defence League members guilty of throwing bacon into mosque

Chelsea Lambie on IslamA teenage woman and a man have been found guilty of throwing bacon into Central Mosque and wrapping it round the door handles.

Chelsea Lambie, 18, from Paisley, and 38-year-old Douglas Cruikshank from Galashiels carried out the early morning attack in January last year.

Cruikshank originally denied the charge, but changed his plea after the Crown dropped its claim that the offence was racially aggravated.

A jury took just over an hour to return a majority verdict of guilty on Lambie. She was found guilty of behaving in a racially aggravated threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm.

Sentence was deferred until May 23.

Edinburgh Evening News, 2 May 2014

Given that Lambie expresses an interest in “blowing up mosques” on her VK profile, it’s just as well she was apprehended before she progressed to anti-Muslim actions of a more violent character. Hopefully a prison sentence will be imposed on 23 May.

Update:  See “Pair locked up for attacking mosque with bacon”, Edinburgh Evening News, 20 June 2014