Glasgow & West Scotland

Man jailed for Glasgow Central Mosque bomb threat

Glasgow Central Mosque
Image caption Rae was arrested at the mosque on 23 September

A man who threatened to blow up Glasgow Central Mosque and shoot worshippers has been jailed for 28 months.

Fraser Rae, from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, admitted threatening behaviour and carrying an offensive weapon at the mosque on 23 September.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how the 28-year-old shouted racial abuse and implied he had a bomb and a gun.

When Rae was arrested, his backpack was found to contain a Scream mask, gloves and scissors.

'Totally unacceptable'

Speaking after sentencing, procurator fiscal John Dunn, 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 the colour of skin or faith is totally unacceptable.

"Hopefully the conviction and sentencing of Fraser Rae will encourage the public to report all hate crimes to the police.

"They can have the confidence that all such crimes will be investigated carefully and prosecuted robustly."