Man sent to prison after setting his dog on Muslims in ‘Campaign of Racism’
Individual from Manchester allowed his dog to bite Muslims in racist hate attack
Jakub Wendland, has been sent to prison after allowing his dogs attack and bite Muslims, this is after he appeared at Manchester Crown Court, he claims he isn’t a racist.
Wendland is a 32-year-old from Poland who has lived in the UK for four years, set his cross-breed bull terrier loose on a Muslim man and then a Woman later on that same day in the city centre.
The court heard Mr Rehman saw Wendland at the bus stop holding a bottle of beer with a dog on a lead.
Wendland is said to have asked Mr Rehman if he would open the bottle for him. Mr Rehman refused to do so and Wendland then became aggressive and called him a ‘Muslim Kurdi’.
Mr Rehman, 26, who is Pakistani British then attempted to walk away, but Wendland then set his dog loose on him and the dog proceeded to bit Mr Rehman numerous times, and Wendland also punched Mr Rehman, forcing him to seek assistance from a motorist.
This attack took place at around 10am on June 25. Wendland then ran off and got a bus into Manchester city centre, where he and his dog began following Sundus Mirza on Market Street at around 12.50pm.
Mirza attempted to get away but became traumatised when she couldn’t escape from Wendland and eventually called the police. She was said to have been ‘petrified’ by the incident.
The dog continued its pursuit, and Wendland shouted out, “You bite her. They kill people. So, go on, bite a Muslim.”
Wendland was then found in an intoxicated state by police and he is said to have spat on them as they tried to arrest him.
He worked as a forklift driver and has denied that he is a racist and his lawyer, Simon Blakebrough, said he wanted to apologise to his victims.
Blakebrough said “he does not consider himself a racist. He said to me that he has never been racist to anyone and can’t believe he behaved this way.”
Wandland was found guilty and has been jailed for two and a half years at Manchester Crown Court.
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.”