A man who threatened two health centre staff members has been found guilty.

Mohammed Amin, 37, of Lea Bridge Road in Leyton was convicted today at Snaresbrook Crown Court on two counts of racially or religiously aggravated offences against NHS staff.

On April 9 last year, Amin gave a handwritten note to a female staff member at St Andrew's Health Centre in East London which told the woman she was not following the Islamic dress code.

The staff member confronted him and he made threats towards her.

A doctor at the health centre intervened and Amin verbally abused him based on a perceived belief of the doctor's Christian faith and also threatened him with violence.

Amin was today sentenced to an 18-month community order and must complete a 10-day rehabilitation requirement, 100 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £85.00.

Detective Constable Ami Henderson of the Met’s Central East Command Unit said: "We believe Amin regularly approached Muslim women, or women he perceived to be Muslim, in Tower Hamlets and confronted them about their appearance. I commend the two victims at the health centre for coming forward and giving evidence at court. Anyone else who has been confronted in this way is asked to call police on 101."