Man got into trouble on night out

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A man who had been virtually housebound for 2 years got into trouble after going on a night out.

Paul Northwood caused more than £700 of damage to a camper van after drinking alcohol on top of medication.

Northwood, 22, of Harcourt Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was given a 12 months’ conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 compensation by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said a couple had gone to their camper van on Egerton Road to collect some property when Northwood banged on the vehicle on November 22 about 2am.

He asked them to call him a taxi, which they started to do.

Northwood then began damaging the van. When questioned by police he said he remembered panicking and falling against the van.