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Lindsay Lohan told to do more community service

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Image caption Lohan has been seen in London this week at various charity and awards events

A Los Angeles judge has told Lindsay Lohan to do 125 more hours of community service after decreeing that activities she performed while appearing in a West End play last year did not count.

Superior Court Judge Mark Young annulled credits that Lohan received for time she spent in London in 2014.

The 28-year-old was originally ordered to complete 240 hours of community service as part of a 2013 plea deal.

It stemmed from a 2012 case involving reckless driving and lying to police.

The actress, who made her West End debut last year in a production of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, was not present for Wednesday's hearing.

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Image caption The actress got mixed reviews for her West End debut in David Mamet's Hollywood satire

The Mean Girls star worked with charity group Community Service Volunteers (CSV) during her time in London and reportedly lobbied US insurance giant Esurance to donate $10,000 (£6,440) to the organisation.

A statement from CSV said she had volunteered on the organisation's Positive Futures project, which works with teenagers in Hackney.

"She has built strong relationships with the young volunteers she has worked with on the scheme," CSV said.

Yet US prosecutors questioned some of her UK activities - which reportedly included "meeting and greeting" fans in London - and challenged evidence submitted by her attorney to show the required hours had been completed.

A hearing has been scheduled for 12 March, when a new community service agency will be selected. She will have until 28 May to complete the additional community service.

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