Boy, 15, loses appeal over detention for attack on Redbridge Islamic Centre
A 15-year-old boy locked up after a racist mob attack on Redbridge Islamic Centre, has failed to convince judges he was too harshly punished.
The youth, who cannot be named because of he is age, was among a throng which massed outside the mosque in Eastern Avenue, Redbridge, in March last year, London’s Appeal Court heard, engaging in “racist chanting and seeking to damage a window and outside fence”.
Lord Justice Moses, who described the incident as “serious, racist mob violence“, added that a brick was also hurled at the mosque’s imam during the fracas.
The youth was handed a two-year detention term at Snaresbrook Crown Court in September last year after he was convicted of violent disorder.
On Friday his lawyers challenged that sentence as “manifestly excessive”.
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But Lord Justice Moses, sitting with Justice Singh and Justice Mackay, rejected the appeal, saying: “The gravity of the offence fully justified this sentence”.
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