‘Revenge’ attack led to window shattering

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man threw a stone smashing a double-glazed window in a revenge attack.

Craig Kinney, 27, of Caunce Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was sentenced to a four weeks curfew from 7pm to 6am and ordered to pay £250 compensation plus a £150 court charge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Kinney threw a stone which broke a window at a neighbour’s address on July 14 at 5am. Two occupants from the address chased Kinney but he got away.

He was arrested about an hour later by police and initially denied the offence until he was shown CCTV footage of the incident.

Robert Castle, defending, told magistrates that Kinney said earlier in the evening his door had been damaged. He had complained to the police but nothing seemed to be being done so he went round to the address of a person he believed caused the damage and threw the stone.