- Kevin Crehan, 35, was found dead in his cell at HMP Bristol on Tuesday
- He was serving a one-year sentence for racist attack on a Bristol mosque
- Crehan and accomplices left bacon sandwiches outside the building
- They also left a St George flag outside with ‘No Mosques’ written on it
A man jailed after leaving bacon sandwiches outside a mosque has been found dead in his cell.
Kevin Crehan, 35, was halfway through a one-year prison sentence he received in July after admitting the racially-motivated attack on the Jamia Mosque in Bristol earlier this year.
He was accompanied by Alison Bennett, 46, and Mark Bennett, 48, and Angelina Swales, 31, who also pleaded guilty over the incident.
A St George flag with the words ‘no mosques’ was also tied to the fence outside the building in Totterdown, Bristol, and shouted racial abuse at a worshipper.
Bacon was tied to the door handles and sandwiches made of raw meat and sliced white bread were left at the entrance, in what was described in court by the judge as an ‘an attack on England’.
‘As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will investigate.’
Crehan was jailed for a year while Bennett was given a nine-month sentence.
Bennett was given a six-month sentence and Swales was given a four-month sentence – both suspended for two years.
They were all banned from going within 330ft of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years.
* * *