A VANDAL has been fined hundreds after damaging a door at a property in Herefordshire.

Liam Sweeney entered a guilty plea to one count of causing criminal damage to property valued under £5,000 when he appeared before magistrates in May.

The court heard from prosecutor Tim Talbot-Webb that the 31-year-old had, without lawful excuse, intentionally or recklessly destroyed one wooden door and one door frame belonging to another person in Leominster on May 6 last year.


Sweeney, of Eastham Avenue, Bury, was fined £249 for the offence, with magistrates in Worcester saying that they had taken his guilty plea to the charge into account when coming to their decision on the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £400 and a £100 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

No order for compensation was made because the prosecution was said to provide insufficient details for the court to make such an order.