U.K. Man Jailed After Hitting Muslim Teen With Bacon

London (AP) -- A British man has been jailed after hitting a Muslim teen with a slab of bacon after hurling insults at her and her mother.

Alex Chivers was sentenced at a London court on Thursday to six months in jail for assault and a public order offense. The 36-year-old admitted to religiously or racially-aggravated assault.

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Alex Chivers, who has been jailed after he launched an Islamophobic attack on two Muslim women while being filmed by his friend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 30, 2017. Chivers, 36, struck one of his victims with an open packet of bacon and shouted "You deserve this" during the assault on the mother and daughter in Enfield, north London, at around 4.40pm on June 8. See PA story COURTS Islamaphobic. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

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Alex Chivers
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Police said Friday that he approached two Muslims on June 8 in north London and made abusive Islamophobic comments before striking the teen with bacon.

Detective James Payne said other people were present during the attack including someone who filmed the incident. Payne called the assault "truly shocking."

It came five days after Islamic extremists attacked people on London Bridge and at Borough Market.

British police have reported a rise in hate crimes.

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