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Nottingham man who spat at mosque twice sentenced

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A man who spat on the front door of a mosque twice in the space of a week has been sentenced.

Police said Graham Marshall from Nottingham, was caught on CCTV spitting at the Jamia Islamia Mosque on 16th and 22th December 2018. 

The 70-year-old was found guilty of two counts of racially-aggravated criminal damage following a trial.

Marshall was given a one-year community order and fined £200 at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

Marshall was found guilty earlier this year but sentencing was adjourned for reports.

Inspector Riz Khan, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Marshall showed a complete disregard for the faith and belief of others in these highly offensive incidents.

The police take any crime that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other grounds. Inspector Riz Khan  also noted "The force takes any incidents of this nature incredibly seriously and they will not be tolerated." 

EQuIP would like to encourage any person in Warwickshire that experiences and/or witnesses a hate crime to come forward and report. Reports can be made by reporting online via the www.reporthatenow.com website, email: advice@equipequality.org.uk or telephone EQuIP: 01788 863117. In an emergency, always call 999, but you can call 101 in a non-emergency situation.

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