Ipswich: Vandal admits car damage spree

A vandal is today awaiting sentencing after he admitted damaging eight cars in a one-night crime spree.

Christopher Woodward, of Stoke Street, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to eight charges of criminal damage when he appeared before Ipswich magistrates.

The 27-year-old also admitted to two further offences of assaulting police constables in the execution of their duty.

The vandalism took place in the Bramford Road area during the evening of April 2.

The estimated cost of the damage caused to all the vehicles involved came to slightly less than �1,400.


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Two of the cars belonged to one owner and were targeted around 8.15pm while they were parked in Bramford Road.

A green Renault Espace and red Peugeot 206 had their nearside front lights broken. The total cost came to �100.

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Another vehicle, a silver Ford Mondeo, had its front windscreen damaged in Eustace Road. The repair bill was �100.

Four cars were vandalised in Wallace Road, including the front windscreen of a Ford KA, the rear windscreens of a silver Renault Megane and Nissan Micra, and both windscreens of a VW Golf. The damage totalled �970.

A silver BMW 318i also had is front windscreen damaged in Vincent Close.

Woodward was arrested after spitting at a police officer in Pitcairn Close, Ipswich, at 8.20pm on the same night. He also pushed a special constable in the chest during the same incident.

After admitting the ten offences, Woodward was released on unconditional bail.

He must now return to South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on May 4.

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