'Silly mistake' costs man who punched training centre windows more than £1,500
PUBLISHED: 16:21 19 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:39 19 June 2019
A Suffolk man has been ordered to pay for the damage he caused to the windows of a business in a fit of rage.
Connor Brand broke his thumb punching out three windows at Bridge Management Training, in The Avenue, Newmarket, in the early hours of Sunday, December 15 last year.
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Police traced DNA from blood on shards of glass back to the 22-year-old, of no fixed address but formerly of Mildenhall, who answered no comment to questions when interviewed on January 16.
On Tuesday, he admitted causing criminal damage worth £1,558.34 at Suffolk Magistrates' Court.
Ellie Carter, representing Brand, said he was very remorseful for making a "silly mistake" while under the influence of alcohol and angered by an earlier incident in which a relative was punched at a nightclub.
He received a 12-month community order, including 50 hours of unpaid work, and must pay for the damage.