Clitheoe man must pay £2,000 after he is caught damaging car on CCTV

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A 20-YEAR-OLD Clitheroe man taking a short cut walked over a brand new car which was in his way.

But it proved an expensive diversion when he appeared at court for sentencing this week.

Blackburn magistrates heard Darren Francis Martin caused £2,197 worth of damage to the vehicle, parked outside Greenacre Honda, Clitheroe.

Martin, of Tower Hill, had admitted criminal damage. He was sentenced to community supervision for 12 months, made subject to an electronically monitored curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for four months and ordered to pay the £2,197 in compensation.

Mr Bill Maude (prosecuting) said CCTV showed a group of lads near the garage. It also showed Martin walking over the vehicle, which resulted in a dent to the roof where it met the windscreen.

When interviewed Martin said he had drunk at least eight pints of strong lager.

Miss Clare Knight (defending) said Martin apologised for his behaviour after drinking strong beer.