Lord Alan Sugar stands to receive £100 in compensation after a youth directed racist abuse at the businessman on Twitter.
Sugar tweeted that the offender had been prosecuted at Chemsford Magistrates’ Court.
The 17-year-old youth admitted sending racially aggravated communications to Lord Sugar and was given an eight-month referral to a youth offender panel, the BBC reports.
Sugar – a notoriously outspoken figure and certainly not one to shy away from confrontation – said that the “level of abuse he received was so great I had to ask for help”.
Sugar thanked police for tracking the offender down.
Asked on Twitter if he thought the police had better things to do, Sugar responded: “They do but the level of abuse was so great I had to ask for help and am truly grateful something had to be done.”