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Man sentenced for anti-Semitic graffiti

News   •   Jan 22, 2021 07:00 GMT

A man has been given a community order after being found guilty of writing anti-Semitic graffiti in Stamford Hill.

Antonio Santos, 61 (20.07.59) of Cruikshank Street, Islington was sentenced on Wednesday, 20 January, at Thames Magistrates' Court for three counts of racially aggravated criminal damage.

He was sentenced to a community order with a rehabilitation requirement and an unpaid work requirement of 80 hours over 12 months.

On 18 December 2020, Santos was found by officers with a pen, writing anti-Semitic graffiti on a bus stop in the area of Stamford Hill in Hackney.

Upon further investigation, more bus stops were found to have the same graffiti on them.

He was arrested and then charged the next day after admitting racially aggravated criminal damage.