Man jailed for anti-semitic tweet to Labour MP

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for four weeks for sending an anti-semitic tweet to Labour MP Luciana Berger.

Garron Helm's message showed a yellow star superimposed onto Ms. Berger's head with the hashtag ‘Hitler was right’, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Labour MP Luciana Berger was the target of the anti-semitic tweet. Credit: PA Wire

Ms Berger said Helm's tweet had "deeply shocked" her.

She added that she hoped the verdict "serves as an encouragement to others to report hate crime whenever it rears its ugly head ".

Liverpool Magistrates Court heard that Helm had sent the tweet in a state of “anger and political frustration” in the early hours of August 7th.