By Dana Gloger, June 27, 2008
A man who sent a letter containing white powder to the JC’s offices escaped jail last week.
Ashraf Ali, 31, pleaded guilty last month to seven offences, five of them religiously aggravated.
Ali was given a nine-month sentence at Portsmouth Crown Court last Friday, but this was suspended for two years. He was also given a two-year supervision order.
The charges related to two offences of blackmail, four counts of racial or religiously aggravated harassment and one count of religiously aggravated intentional harassment.