Teenager Tells Court He Wishes He Hadn't Damaged Car

TEENAGER Tony Adams had shared a bottle of champagne with friends before he used the empty bottle to smash a car windscreen. He attacked the car because he was aggrieved, Ely magistrates were told. Adams mother had previously been in relationship with

TEENAGER Tony Adams had shared a bottle of champagne with friends before he used the empty bottle to smash a car windscreen.

He attacked the car because he was "aggrieved," Ely magistrates were told. Adams' mother had previously been in relationship with the car owner's father.

That relationship ended acrimoniously on Boxing Day, and friends had encouraged him to damage the car, said solicitor Catherine Bradd

"He really wishes he had not been involved in this," she added.


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Adams, 19, who is currently homeless, admitted causing �219-worth of damage to Dan Young's car windscreen on January 16.

That plea put him in breach of a 16-week suspended jail sentence imposed on him in June for an offence of driving when disqualified, and in breach of a two-year conditional discharge for an offence of taking a pedal cycle.

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The court did not activate his jail sentence, but ordered him to carry out an extra 80 hours of unpaid work and pay �219.61 compensation and �85 costs.

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