A man who was apart of a racist gang which was jailed earlier this year for leaving bacon sandwiches outside a mosque has died.

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Kevin Crehan, 35, was halfway through the one-year prison sentence he received in July after admitting the racially-motivated attack on the Jamia Mosque in Bristol earlier this year.

An independent investigation has been launched into the 35-year-old’s death.

Crehan was part of a racist gang including Alison Bennett, 46, and Mark Bennett, 48, and Angelina Swales, 31.

All four members of the gang pleaded guilty to the attack on the Jamia Mosque in Bristol.

The gang left bacon on the door handles and the entrance which the judge described as ‘an attack on England.’

The gang also tied a St George flag to the fence outside the mosque with the words ‘no mosques’ and shouted racist abuse at a worshipper.

A spokesperson for the Prison Service told The Sun: “HMP Bristol prisoner Kevin Crehan (D.O.B. 29/08/81) died in custody on Tuesday 27 December.

“As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will investigate.”