Admitted kicking off wing mirrors

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A man who kicked the wing mirrors off a car belonging to a worker at a homeless shelter he was staying in has been given a conditional discharge for two years.

Anthony James Fergurson, of 9 Hawthorn Grove, pleaded guilty to criminal damage and threats to damage propertyon November 14 last year.

Derry Magistrates Court heard the 36 year-old had been living at the Methodist Mission and had a drunken argument with a staff member.

He then went out and kicked the wing mirrors of his car and ran off.

Fergurson returned early the following morning and offered to pay for the damage, then told the injured party to “sing for it“ and threatened to cause further damage.

The court heard that almost £400 worth of damage was caused to the car.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said “drink was at the centre” of the incident and “in sobriety” Ferguson regretted his behaviour.

Passing sentence, District Judge Barney McElholm ordered Ferguson to pay £400 compensation to the injured party.