A man who used his dog as a ‘weapon’ to attack a Muslim man and woman in separate incidents in a ‘campaign of racism’ has been jailed for two years.
Kirsty Walls, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: “Jakub Wendland used his dog as a weapon as he carried out a series of unprovoked attacks in a busy city centre upon people he considered to be Muslims.
“He was heard repeatedly telling the dog to bite Muslims as they kill people. One person was injured, whilst another was placed in tremendous fear of being attacked by the dog.
Judge Tony Cross QC said: “You are, in my judgement, quite clearly a racist.
“These were racist attacks, of that there is absolutely no doubt.
“This was a campaign of racism carried out over the course of two hours in two separate areas.”
The judge sentenced him to two and a half years imprisonment.