Five men who broke an American student's eye socket with a bottle he was drinking from 'because he was obviously not local' were told today that they will be put behind bars.
Francesco Hounye, 23, had been in Britain just three days when he was set upon by the mob who kicked him in the head as he lay seriously wounded on the ground, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.
Mr Hounye was attacked in an area where a 'Muslim patrol' attempting to enforce Sharia law in east London had previously been caught on camera, however police have stressed that this was not the motive in this case.
The Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: 'There is no evidence to suggest that this attack was a hate crime or motivated by religion in any way. Speculation to the contrary is wrong and potentially damaging to community relations.'
They said Mr Hounye was assaulted simply because he was 'obviously not local.'
He left too terrified to go out in London after the incident and has since returned to Florida.
Samad Uddin, 24, Shaleem Uddin, 20, Shadhat Hussain, 19, Kamrul Hussain, 22, and Massom Rahman, 22, targeted Mr Hounye when they saw him swigging from a bottle of Jagermeister.
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Just a case of boys will be boys eh?
Muslim patrols? Really?