A teenager has been ordered to pay compensation to Lord Alan Sugar after sending an anti-Semitic tweet.
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”.
One of my Twitter racial abusers was convicted yesterday at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.Very well done @EssexPoliceUK for tracking him down
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) July 30, 2015