Texts read out to Edinburgh Central Mosque bacon attack jury

A series of text messages were read out to a jury at the trial of two people accused of throwing bacon into the Central Mosque. Detective Sergeant Raymond Gray said the messages were from a Blackberry mobile phone found in the possession of 28-year-old Chelsea Lambie, from Paisley.

One message sent from the phone at 2.58am on January 31 last year read “Going to invade a mosque, because we go where we want”, the court heard. After receiving a text asking “What you do last night?”, the jury was told that a reply was sent from the phone reading: “Went to the mosque in Edinburgh and wrapped bacon round the door handles and opened the door and threw it in ha ha ha.”

Lambie and 38-year-old Douglas Cruikshank, from Galashiels, are on trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with throwing bacon into the mosque and wrapping it round the door handles.

During the fourth day of the trial, DS Gray admitted that other people may have had access to the phone.

The trial continues.

Edinburgh Evening News, 1 May 2014

Update:  See “Pair guilty of throwing bacon into mosque”, Edinburgh Evening News, 2 May 2014