Man who put bacon on a Bristol mosque dies in prison

Kevin Crehan [Credit: Avon and Somerset Police]

A man who left bacon on the entrance doors of a Bristol mosque has died in prison while serving a 12-month sentence for the offence, the BBC reports.

Kevin Crehan was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court in July this year for racially-aggravated public disorder.

Bacon rashes were placed on the door handles of the Jamia mosque in Totterdown in January.

A prison service spokesperson confirmed the 35-year-old’s death on Tuesday at HMP Bristol and said an independent investigation was under way.

No other details were given.

The prison service has declined to give any further details of the circumstances of his death.

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