A MAN who smashed the four glass doors of a Prestatyn chippy with a hammer has been ordered to pay the owners £1,000 in compensation.
James Neary, prosecuting at Prestatyn magistrates’ court, said that several members of the public called the police to report the damage being done to Karl’s Chippy in High Street on May 12.
Andrew Rinvolucri was seen in a nearby alley and a claw hammer was found, but he denied that it was his.
He claimed that he had been at home in his nearby flat when the incident occurred.
Rinvolucri, aged 32, said, however, that he had had food poisoning from the chip-shop a couple of months earlier and had also been bullied in the adjacent bar.
Rinvolucri pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage and his solicitor Angharad Mullarkey told the court that he had several mental health problems and there had been a number of incidents in the period leading up to the offence.
He was currently a patient in the Ablett Ward at Glan Clwyd Hospitasl and receiving support from various quarters.
He was ordered to pay £1,000 min compensation to shop owner Aaron Breeze, court costs of £85 and a surcharge of £15. He was also a 24-month conditional discharge.