A man who was jailed for tying bacon to the door handles of a mosque has died in prison .
Kevin Crehan, 35, died in HMP Bristol on Tuesday, December 27 while serving a 12-month sentence for the crime, the Bristol Post reports .
A prison spokesman said an investigation into the death in underway, but no further detail has been released.
Crehan, from Knowle, was jailed in July along with 48-year-old Mark Bennett, from Patchway, after the pair attacked Jamia Mosque in Green Street, Totterdown, Bristol.
During the incident a St George’s flag was also tied to the fence surrounding the mosque. Bennett was given a nine-month sentence for his role in the attack earlier this year.
His wife Alison Bennett, 46, was also given a six-month suspended sentence for her involvement.
Angela Swales, 31, from Brislington, was given a four-month suspended jail term.
The four also shouted racist abuse at a member of the mosque.
All four were all given a restraining order banning them from going within 100 metres of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years.
Sentencing, Judge Julian Lambert had said the incident was an ‘attack on England’ and ‘the principles of freedom of religion’.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Bristol prisoner Kevin Crehan (dob 29/08/81) died in custody on Tuesday 27 December.
“As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will investigate.”
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