Man sentenced for leaving severed pig’s head outside Muslim place of worship

The Guardian;

An office worker who left a severed pig’s head outside a Muslim place of worship on Boxing Day has been spared jail.

Liam Ferrar was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for a year, after a court heard he was disgusted by his actions and had written a letter of apology to his victims.

Ferrar, 24, of Leicester, pleaded guilty last month to causing religiously aggravated harassment after leaving the frozen pig’s head on the steps of the city’s Thurnby Lodge community centre.

Sentencing Ferrar at Leicester magistrates court, the district judge John Temperley described the offence as being “to some extent planned, premeditated and targeted”.

THe told Ferrar: “You were well aware of the significance of your actions. You knew that what you did would cause great distress, indeed that was your intention.”

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