A man who threatened to blow up an Islamic bookshop has been given a community sentence.

David Moffatt, 39, of Ivy Road, Cricklewood, was given a community order to to complete 100 unpaid work hours within 12 months, and pay £705 in costs and charges.

The court heard that Moffatt entered an Islamic bookshop in Cricklewood Broadway on May 23 at around 2.45pm and threatened to blow up the shop, shouting "kill the Muslims".

Witnesses and the victim said he was wearing orange high-visibility jacket and trousers and left the shop after making the threats.

Detective Inspector Madeline Ryder, from Brent’s Community Safety Unit, said: "Hate crime is unacceptable and Brent’s community safety unit is committed to tackling hate crime in all its forms, supporting victims and their families and bringing perpetrators like Moffatt to justice."

Moffatt was identified by another person, who called police saying they had been threatened in an unrelated incident.

That person alerting police to Moffatt as he fitted the description given by witnesses at the bookshop.

Moffatt was arrested at about 11.30pm and told police: "I’m not anti-Muslim, I’m Catholic".

CCTV from the shop placed him at the scene.

Moffatt was charged on May 24 and sentenced on July 28 at Willesden Magistrates' Court.

Hate Crime can be reported through 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency, directly at a police station, through the MOPAC Hate Crime app or through community reporting methods such as Tell MAMA for Islamophobic incidents and the Community Security Trust (CST) for anti-Semitic incidents.