Watch – Shocking CCTV of man who petrol bombed mosque

Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a racist thug launched a Molotov cocktail at a mosque.

Thomas Conington, 29, ignited the bomb, which consisted of a clear glass bottle filled with petrol, and threw it over the fence of the mosque. The bottle smashed and burst into flames on the steps of the entrance of Edinburgh’s Central Mosque, setting fire to the door.

Conington was jailed at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday (Wed) after admitting the offence which happened on the morning of 18 September 2016.

Prosecutor Andrew Richardson, speaking after Wednesday’s sentencing, said: “Everyone has the right to live free from violence, threats, intimidation or the fear of harassment or abuse stemming from the prejudice of another person.

“To be targeted because of race, colour or faith is totally unacceptable.

“Hopefully, the conviction and sentencing of Thomas Conington will send a strong message to those who engage in this abhorrent behaviour that they will face the full force of the law.

“We are determined to work alongside colleagues in the criminal justice system to do all in our power to prevent these crimes and to bring those who commit them to justice.”

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