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£200 damage was caused to car in Driffield

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A Driffield man has appeared in court charged with criminal damage to his mother’s car.

Prosecuting, David Wilson, 26, of Bracken Road, pleaded guilty to damaging the wing mirror on a silver ford Fiesta, Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard.

Andrew Vaughan said the complainant, Emelyn Wilson, was in court, and asked her what the value of the damage was.

She said: “The police assessed the damage as being £200, but I had it repaired for £40. I think David should pay £40.”

The court heard that Wilson was in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for people who are unable to work because they are ill or disabled,

He was said to be receiving treatment for a medical condition, but that condition was not specified in court.

Sentencing of Wilson had been adjourned at a previous hearing on April 16 for the preparation of pre-sentence reports.

Defending, Joanne Markham said he had showed a more mature attitude as a result of the court process, and that he may be looking into the possibility of independent living in the future.

District judge Frederick Rutherford told Wilson:the offence was “childish and serious,” adding: “There’ll be no more of it!”

Wilson was ordered to pay £40 compensation and a £15 victim surcharge, however he was not asked to pay costs because of his means.

 

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