A teenager who sent an anti-Semitic message on Twitter to Lord Sugar has been ordered to pay the business magnate compensation.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sent offensive messages to The Apprentice star earlier this year.

The teenager, from Preston, Lancashire, admitted sending a message, which began ‘old Jewish’ followed by a swear word, at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 29.

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

After the sentencing, Lord Sugar posted on Twitter today: “One of my Twitter racial abusers was convicted yesterday at Chelmsford Magistrates Court. Very well done @EssexPoliceUK for tracking him down”.

Source: Evening Standard