Wheelie bin yob admits damage

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man kicked and cracked a shop window before ramming a wheelie bin into the door.

John Murphy, 43, of Thornton Gate, Thornton, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was ordered to pay £100 compensation by Blackpool magistrates who imposed no other penalty.

Jane Yates, prosecuting, said a witness saw Murphy kick and crack the window of a stationery shop on Abingdon Street on July 5 about midnight.

Peter Manning, defending, said his client, who had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, had spent the night in custody.

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