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Man jailed for assault on teen

28th Jul 2017
Man jailed for assault on teen

Alex Chivers struck a Muslim teenager in the face with a packet of bacon (Photo: Met Police)

Nadine Osman

A man who abused two Muslim women before striking one of them in the face with a packet of bacon has been jailed after admitting to religiously aggravated assault.

Alex Chivers, from Waltham Cross, was sentenced at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on June 29 to 26 weeks’ imprisonment for the assault and 12 weeks’ imprisonment for a public order offence – to run concurrently.

He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and will complete a year supervision order.

The 36-year-old was videoed by a friend as he launched a volley of verbal abuse at a Muslim teenager and her mother, in Hertford Road, Enfield on June 8.

Chivers made abusive, Islamophobic comments, calling her ‘Isil scum’ and shouting ‘you deserve this’ before striking her in the face with an open packet of bacon.

In a statement to The Muslim News, DC James Payne from Enfield Community Safety Unit, said: “This was a truly shocking incident. The victim was out with her mother and getting on with her when Chivers abused her and then set upon her with something he knew would both upset and offend her.”

DC Payne also appealed for witnesses, “We know other people were present during this attack, including an associate of Chivers’ who filmed the incident. Enquiries are ongoing to trace these people.

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