Man broke windows and doors of two shops in Holten le Clay

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A 25-year-old man broke the front door windows of two shops in Holton le Clay after taking a cocktail of drugs and half a bottle of vodka, a court has heard.

Sam Jack Truepenny of Kristen Turton Close, Holton le Clay, admitted two offences of causing criminal damage at the shops in Louth Road on September 13.

The court was told Truepenny was seen to break the windows in the doors of Oasis hairdressers and Burley Pharmacy with a hammer after midnight.

Truepenny was arrested nearby having discarded his coat and the hammer, which he attempted to hide.

He had little knowledge of what he had done and told police he took a cocktail of prescription drugs and half a bottle of vodka.

In defence, Dave Clapham said Truepenny accepted he must be responsible but had no knowledge of it.

“Because of the cocktail of medication he’s been prescribed for mental health issues, he can go four or five days without sleep and takes alcohol to try and sleep,” he told magistrates.

The magistrates fined Truepenny £100 and a £20 victim surcharge.