Mablethorpe man admits ‘foolish’ attack on house and car

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A Mablethorpe man carried out a ‘random, foolish attack’ on a house and car in Sandilands, a court has been told.

Nigel Jackson, 30, of The Boulevard, admitted criminal damage to a kitchen window and a 
utility room door at Dune Cottage in Roman Bank.

He also admitted to damaging the passenger window of a Honda Jazz car parked in the driveway between September 9 and 13, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that the owners of the property were away on holiday when a neighbour noticed that the window and door and also their car’s passenger window had been smashed by a terracotta chimney pot.

The total cost of the damage was £1,100.

The magistrates were told that blood at the scene was identified by DNA which led police to Jackson.

He was interviewed on October 9 and told police that he had gone out with a friend and had consumed a large amount of alcohol.

He told the police that the friend had kicked him out of the car on the way home but he had no memory of 
what he had done and had no reason to attack the property or car.

In mitigation, Asad Aziz said that Jackson had an ‘unenviable record’ but had received no convictions since 2010.

He said there appeared to be ‘no reason or motive’ for Jackson carrying out this damage which was a ‘random, foolish attack on someone’s property, of which he is ashamed’.

Mr Aziz said Jackson drank heavily on that night and understood that he would have to pay compensation.

The magistrates adjourned sentence until January 2 and called for a pre-sentence report from the Probation Service.