"Religiously aggravated criminal damage" ; Two Polish men in hot water after throwing Bacon at Muslims as they entered Mosque

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Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, and Mateusz Pawlikowski, 21, also threw rashers at the shoe rack of the Al-Rahman Mosque in Camden

Two Polish men caused uproar outside a mosque when they pelted worshippers with bacon just before evening prayers, a court heard.

Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, and Mateusz Pawlikowski, 21, also threw rashers at the shoe rack of the Al-Rahman Mosque in Camden, and a piece landed inside a shoe.

The pair were remanded in custody until their sentencing over fears for their safety if they were bailed, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court heard.

Zahid Hussain, prosecuting, said: "This is an unusual and unique case . Both these defendants originally come from Poland.

"In a civilised Western democratic nation, one is entitled to express their opinion and also to benefit from freedom of speech.

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