Fadi Fawaz, who was in a relationship with George Michael on the time of the singer’s loss of life in 2016, has been fined for inflicting injury to a historic church in reference to a household feud
George Michael ‘s bereaved associate has been fined for felony injury after graffitiing a threatening message throughout a historic non secular constructing.
Fadi Fawaz, who claims he was the one to find the late star’s lifeless physique on Christmas Day 2016, was fined £420 following his actions which noticed him spray paint ‘kill Fawaz’ on a 13th century church wall ‘as a result of he hates his household’.
The 45-year-old splashed a message urging his brother to die on the wall of considered one of St Katherine Cree church on Leadenhall Road on February.
He was noticed by a safety guard having fun with a cigarette break, who says he heard Fadi shouting by the historic London church, happening to witness him spray portray ‘Die Fawaz’ and one other unintelligible phrase on the wall.
A close-by police officer was known as over to the scene and went on to arrest Fadi – who claimed he didn’t know his actions had been unlawful.
Talking on behalf of the prosecution, David Burns mentioned: “It’s a matter of felony injury which occurred on the 24 February 2021 on the St Katherine Cree Church on Leadenhall Road.”
Safety guard Yilnaz Gunes additionally issued a press release about his involvement in witnessing the incident.
“I noticed the male stroll in direction of the church and the male stopped on the constructing and he was writing one thing on the wall,” he mentioned, earlier than added that the offending phrases sprayed in crimson paint learn: “Die Fawaz”.
PC Paul Don, who was flagged down by the safety guard, mentioned in his assertion that he found Fadi sitting by a bench not removed from the church the place he sprawled his message.
“I requested the male “did you write one thing on the church”, the officer defined in his assertion.
“He replied sure and informed me he didn’t understand it was unlawful,” he added.
Fadi admitted the to legislation enforcement that he had graffitied the church and his phrases had been in reference to his brother, who he claims to be a terrorist.
The arresting officer additionally revealed that he noticed the identical phrases painted on the again of Fadi’s jacket.
Prosecutor David Burns defined that following his interview the identical day, Fadi claimed he was unaware that his actions had been unlawful.
“He mentioned he didn’t know the wall was a part of the church and mentioned he didn’t understand it was an offence and it was unlawful.”
He added: “He mentioned he spray painted the wall as a result of he hates his household.”
Justice of the Peace chair Kirsteen Walker ordered Fadi, who was not current at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket on Wednesday,to pay £420 in compensation
The sentencing in his absence comes after the 45-year-old failed to look in court docket for a 3rd time.
The hairdresser, who has labored with the likes of supermodel Naomi Campbell prior to now, has had quite a lot of brushes with the legislation following singer George’s loss of life in 2016.
The stylist failed to indicate up in court docket a number of instances after he smashed a magnificence salon window on 21 December 2020.
He was finally fined £800 for felony injury earlier this 12 months at Highbury Nook Magistrates Court docket.