A TikTok ‘prankster’ has pleaded guilty to breaching a Community Protection Notice following an investigation into social media footage posted online.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, from Hackney, east London, appeared in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 24 May, after he was charged with failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice.
Mr O’Garro – who is known as TikTok prankster ‘Secret Mizzy’ – pleaded guilty.
His sentence was time served in custody on remand, a £200 fine, £85 victim surcharge and £80 costs.
He was also issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for a period of two years, expiring in May 2025.
The CBO prohibits Mr O’Garro from trespassing into any private property, including residential homes, business properties, school and retail outlets; uploading directly or indirectly any original video content on social media including but not limited to; Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube without prior documented consent of the people in that content.
The order also prevents him from attending Westfield Stratford City.
A TikTok spokesperson has confirmed to The Independent that Mr O’Garro’s account was removed for violating their Community Guidelines.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, of the Central East Command Unit, responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “There has been extensive and prominent comment on this case in the media, on social media and within our communities.
“I want people to know that we have shared their concern and that my officers have taken swift and robust action.
“The CBO issued is a powerful measure designed to prevent behaviour which has caused alarm and distress to our communities. If the conditions are breached, at any point over the two year period, a custodial sentence can result.
“Some people have referred to these as ‘prank’ videos, but I hope that this outcome demonstrates just how seriously we have been taking this investigation and the understandable public alarm, since this footage began circulating online.”