EDL supporter admits mocking a Muslim prayer ritual and hurling racial insults during a fundraiser for Help for Heroes.
Lee Cousins, 40, of Soundwell, Bristol pleaded guilty to causing racially/religiously aggravated harassment or alarm following the unrest in Bristol on Saturday evening (25th May).
Cousins was amongst a group of men who had come out of the St George’s Hall public house in Church Road after initially barricading themselves in when police arrived.
Cousins then mocked a Muslim prayer ritual by getting down on his hands and knees in the road before shouting racial slurs involving Muslims and Allah. He was fined £500 and ordered to pay £85 costs plus a £15 victim surcharge.
Also in connection with the disturbances in Bristol on 25th May 2013
Jason Bennett, 39, of Redfield pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour and was fined £50.
Luke Selman, 23, of Horfield pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour towards PC Peter Crawford and PC Karen Stenner with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence and to assaulting PC Stenner in the execution of her duty, Selman was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £245 in costs and compensation.
Selman, who has two previous convictions, was also told to complete a 12-month community order.