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A Boy has been fined just £20 for placing lit fireworks into the pockets of a Jewish pedestrians.

He was ordered to pay compensation and handed a referral order. The boy aged 14 was arrested in Hackney after volunteers from Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol chased and detained the boy.

They contacted police and he was arrested. The offender was handed a shocking lenient verdict which will not deter any future attacks.

Metropolitan Police Service said: “A 14-year-old male who was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault has been dealt with by the Hackney Youth Offender Panel. Police had been called at around 08:00 on Sunday, 31st January to Dunsmure Road N16 to reports of a youth assaulting members of the Jewish community. He was referred to the Hackney Youth Offender Panel for the above offence. A contract was issued having effect for an extended compliance period of two months and a total contract period 12 months. Also compensation of £20.00 is to be paid.”