Louth man broke a town charity shop window after drinking


A man has been warned that he needs to think about the amount of alcohol he consumes after admitting breaking a shop window while he was so drunk he didn’t know what he was doing.

Luke Grundy, 21, of Lacey Gardens, Louth, admitted damaging the window at the charity shop of the British Heart Foundation in Market Place on December 22, when he appeared before Judge John Stobart at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The judge heard that at a little after midnight, a police officer saw Grundy, who had had a lot to drink, punch the window and break it.

When he was arrested he told the officers he had stumbled and fallen into the window but, said prosecutor Paul Wood, the officer had seen him punch it. Judge Stobart fined him £100 and ordered him to pay £300 compensation, £85 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

“You’re going to have to think about the amount you’re drinking,” he told him.