A man has been jailed after he walked up to a Muslim in the street and slapped her with bacon.
Alex Chivers, 36, called his teenage victim ‘Isil scum’ and shouted ‘you deserve this’ when before striking her with the bacon.
When he carried out the assault he put what appears to be a ski mask on and wore a motorbike helmet to cover his face.
He also covered his mouth, chin and neck with black clothing, but police tracked him down using CCTV footage.
He pleaded guilty to religiously or racially aggravated assault and has been jailed for 38 weeks over the attack.
The victim, who had been walking with her mother, was not injured but was left very distressed as a result of the incident on June 8 in Hertford Road, Enfield.
He admitted the attack at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, Islington, last Thursday and was sentenced yesterday.
He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and will complete a 12-month supervision order when he is released on licence.
DC James Payne from Enfield Community Safety Unit (CSU) said: ‘This was a truly shocking incident.
‘The victim was out with her mother and getting on with her day when Chivers abused her and then set upon her with something he knew would both upset and offend her.
‘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 and if you have any information that may assist in identifying them please contact the Community Safety Unit at Enfield via 101.
‘The Community Safety Unit here in Enfield would encourage all victims of hate crime to contact police so that the culprits can be identified and brought to justice.’