Kirkby windows vandal triggered by loud music complaint

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.
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A Kirkby man smashed the front and rear windscreens of a car and a door window after the owner complained about loud music at a party, a court heard.

Samuel Lee Donner, 25, of Coniston Road, admitted two counts of criminal damage when he appeared in front of Mansfield magistrates on Wednesday.

Ruth Snodin, prosecuting, said: “Blood was found on the front gate which was forensically examined and was found to be a complete match to the defendant.”

She said Donner was last convicted in 2012 for burglary and criminal damage.

Chris Lacey, mitigating, said the attack at the address on Walesby Drive, on June 26, was motivated because the victim had recently been driving around the estate ‘in a silly way’.

He said Donner was concerned about the safety of his partner’s six-year-old son.

On the night of the offence, the victim had complained about loud music that was played at a party Donner attended.

“His last sentence was quite a lengthy one,” said Mr Lacey.

“He was released two years ago. He has achieved quite a lot in recent years.”

He said Donner was now a carer for his partner’s son.

A probation report said he needed to work on his anger management and conflict resolution.

Donner claimed he was unfit to do unpaid work because he had struggled when it was imposed in the past.

Magistartes ordered him to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work.

He was ordered to pay £300 compensation and court costs of £85.