Man smashed neigh­bour’s flat win­dow

Macclesfield Express - - BARNABY BITES - STU­ART GREER

AMAN smashed a neigh­bour’s win­dow af­ter sus­pect­ing him of bur­glary, a court heard.

An­drew David Scott, 46, necked at least five pints at a pub be­fore go­ing home where he found his i-Pod dock­ing sta­tion miss­ing, mag­is­trates were told.

He also claimed he saw a sus­pected tres­passer hid­ing be­hind his bed, the court heard.

He then smashed the win­dows of a flat of the man he sus­pected of steal­ing his prop­erty and the flat of a woman the vic­tim as­so­ci­ated with, magis- trates were told.

When Scott was ar­rested he had blood on his hands, the court heard.

At Mac­cles­field magis trates’ court on April 12, Scott, of Woburn Close, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted two charges of crim­i­nal dam­age.

Deb­bie Byrne, prose­cut­ing, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened on March 23.

She said: “At 10.30pm one of the vic­tims went to bed.

“Sud­denly he woke to hear break­ing glass.

“He then found his bath­room win­dow had been smashed.

“An­other wit­ness, a fe­male, was also wo­ken by loud shout­ing and bang­ing.

“She saw the de­fen­dant had blood on his hands and be­lieved him to be in­tox­i­cated.

“The de­fen­dant was ar­rested and told po­lice in in­ter­view that he had gone to the pub at 4.30pm and drank six or seven pints, maybe more.

“He said when he got home he dis­cov­ered his i-Pod dock­ing sta­tion was miss­ing.

“He thought he had been bur­gled.

“He went to his bed­room where he thought he saw some­one be­hind his bed.

“He said he couldn’t re­mem­ber any­thing af­ter that.

“He sus­pected one of his neigh­bours was re­spon­si­ble for the bur­glary, and be­lieved the fe­male vic­tim to be as­so­ci­ated with him.

“He said he went round be­cause he wanted to break the man’s nose.

“The dam­age cost £288 to fix.”

Becky Daw­son, de­fend­ing, said Scott has no rec­ol­lec­tion of the in­ci­dent and nor­mally gets on well his neigh­bours.

She said: “He said he went to the pub as he al­ways does on a Tues­day and met his friends.

“He then woke up in a po­lice cell.

“It is dis­turbed by this as the walk to his home from the pub is half an hour.

“He sus­pected he may have had a re­ac­tion to his back pain med­i­ca­tion and sought ad­vice from the doc­tors.”

Scott, who is un­em­ployed, was fined £160.

●● The Klatsh will be per­form­ing at Mac­cles­field Trea­cle Mar­ket.

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