۲۵ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |۱۹ ربیع‌الثانی ۱۴۴۱ | Dec 16, 2019
Man pleads guilty to anti-Muslim abuse following New Zealand mosque shootings

Dean Dyer, a construction worker from Kensington and Chelsea, was drunk and on-board a London Overground train service between West Croydon and Canada Water on 19 March this year when he made religiously offensive comments about the Christchurch attack

Hawzah News Agency - A 38-year-old man, who was caught on video making offensive comments over the New Zealand mosque attack, has pleaded guilty today (25 October) to religiously aggravated harassment at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Dean Dyer, a construction worker from Kensington and Chelsea, was drunk and on-board a London Overground train service between West Croydon and Canada Water on 19 March this year when he made religiously offensive comments about the Christchurch attack in front of shocked passengers.

He was sentenced today to a fine of £400. It would have been £200 but the court increased the sentence by £200 after an application by the Crown Prosecution Service, based on the fact that the offence was motivated by and showed hostility towards members of a religion.

His conviction comes on the same day that the CPS published its annual hate crime report which showed that 605 cases were prosecuted as faith-based hate crimes in England and Wales in the 12 months to March 2019. Of those 507 ended in a conviction and 76 per cent of those received a sentence uplift to reflect the true nature of the hate crime.

In the video which was posted on YouTube by an unnamed user, Dyer admitted his hatred for Muslims and showed no sympathy for the 50 victims of the New Zealand terrorist attack.

The video which was recorded a few days after the Christchurch shooting was sent to a Mail Online journalist who reported it to British Transport Police.

Numerous attempts were made to locate Dyer at his home and other locations without success.

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