Ely Man Left A Trail Of Destruction After Row With Girlfriend
DISTRAUGHT Jonathan Neal left a �600 trail of destruction following a row with his girlfriend. He smashed the window of an accountant s office as he passed by, and then vented his frustration on a nearby parked car, smashing a window. Originally, police h
DISTRAUGHT Jonathan Neal left a �600 trail of destruction following a row with his girlfriend.
He smashed the window of an accountant's office as he passed by, and then vented his frustration on a nearby parked car, smashing a window.
Originally, police had given Neal a conditional caution for the offences - but because he failed to pay compensation he landed up before Ely magistrates
"The office window of Andrew Borland Chartered Accountants had to be boarded up and then replaced. There was a chair next to the window, that was covered in fragments of glass and also had to be replaced," the court heard from prosecutor Laura Mardell on Thursday.
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The damage caused to the office premises in Newnham Street cost �588 to repair, but the company claimed only compensation for the excess on their insurance policy, �250.
The Peugeot 206 car damaged by Neal was owned by Nicola Sexton. She claimed �50 compensation to cover her insurance policy excess payment.
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"Since the event I have had some counselling, I have had problems with anger and alcohol," Neal told the court.
Neal, 27, of New Barns Avenue, Ely, admitted two charges of causing criminal damage. He was ordered to pay �300 compensation, and was fined �185 with �35 costs and a �15 surcharge.