An artist whose road sign art project was mistaken for an anti-Semitic hate crime has apologised for causing offence.
Franck Allais placed the red triangle sign - which depicted the silhouette of an orthodox Jewish man - on a lamppost in Stamford Hill, close to a synagogue.
The sign provoked complaints from a Jewish community group - who reported it to police - and local MPs.
Mr Allais told BBC News he "completely regretted" any offence caused.
The artist, who is from Paris, but has lived in east London for 16 years, placed 27 signs around London.
They featured silhouetted figures including shoppers and animals.
His work provoked outrage when neighbourhood watch group Shomrim NE London spotted one of the signs 200m from a synagogue on Forburg Road on Tuesday evening.
It suggested the sign meant "Beware of the Jew" and said it had caused "alarm and distress" among the Jewish community.
But Mr Allais said the work was based on photographs he had taken.
"I take pictures around me of people crossing the road," he said.
Mr Allais said he believed red warning triangles did not have a "bad" meaning, but rather advised motorists to "take care" of the item depicted.
Twaddle, pure twaddle. You chicken littled it and now you are making lame excuses.
I can't seem to get a leash on my goldfish.