Man damaged friends car

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A 41-year-old man who admitted a ‘senseless act’ of damage has been given a three year conditional discharge.

Paul Laird, of Allen Park, Dunamanagh, pleaded guilty to damaging two cars on May 8, last year.

Derry Magistrates Court heard the cars were owned by a ‘lifelong friend’ and almost £1,300 worth of damage was caused.

Defence solicitor Eoghan Devlin said this offence was a ‘senseless act carried out in drink’.

The judge also ordered Laird to pay £250 compensation.