Wednesday 28 September 2016

You're fined! Teenager who trolled Lord Sugar must pay for anti-Semitic tweet

Published 31/07/2015 | 12:47

A 17-year-old from Preston admitted sending an offensive tweet to Lord Sugar
A 17-year-old from Preston admitted sending an offensive tweet to Lord Sugar

A teenager has been ordered to pay compensation to Lord Alan Sugar after sending an anti-Semitic tweet.

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The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sent The Apprentice star messages, including one beginning "old Jewish" followed by a swear-word.

The boy from Preston, Lancashire, admitted sending an offensive tweet at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He was ordered to pay £100 in compensation, £85 in costs and must complete an eight month referral to a youth offender panel, the court said.

Lord Sugar reacted on Twitter, saying: "One of my Twitter racial abusers was convicted yesterday at Chelmsford Magistrates Court. Very well done @EssexPoliceUK for tracking him down".

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