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.
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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.”