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Poster dauber given community service

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    Steven Spielberg

    A Cairo-born man who scrawled graffiti on posters featuring Jews will not face a custodial sentence or have to pay compensation.

    Yacoub Osman, who daubed angry comments such as "F**k Israel" and a swastika symbol on posters of Lord Sugar and Jewish film director Steven Spielberg at Chalk Farm tube station, was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.

    The convicted sex attacker will also have to pay £85 costs but has been let off compensating for the damage and cleaning, which cost more than £5,000.

    Roger Daniells-Smith, prosecuting, said during the case that the theme of his campaign was "antisemitic" and noted that Osman, of Ladbroke Grove, had repeatedly come to a Northern Line station near a large Jewish community to vandalise the posters.

    However , Osman claimed his actions were politically motivated and last month a jury at Blackfriars Crown Court cleared him of having a racially or religiously aggravated motive.

    He was given the community service order after admitting seven counts of criminal damage. The judge said his actions were "offensive to many people" and not legitimate.

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