Man kicked out ‘after near miss’

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A man who kicked a car told police that he did so because the driver had almost run him over on a crossing.

Michael Fairman, 24, of Lytham Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 compensation with £50 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said a man was driving his Jaguar on Waterloo Road when he heard a thud on October 10.

He stopped the car and saw Fairman looking at him and asked: “Have you kicked my car?”

Fairman replied: “I’ll come over and trash your car if you want.”

He then ran over the road and kicked the Jaguar near a headlight.

When interviewed he told police the car driver had almost knocked him over on a crossing.

Robert Castle, defending, said his client had mental health problems, was suffering from depression and his mother was very ill.