CCTV camera vandal a ‘pain in the neck’

Law and order
Law and order

A MAN caught damaging property has been described as “a pain in the neck” by a judge.

Adrian Foster was among three men seen throwing stones at security cameras bordering the former Avenue coking plant in Wingerworth.

“He pulled a warning sign off a fence and threw it away,” said Mike Treharne, prosecuting at Chesterfield magistrates court.

“There have been a lot of thefts at the defunct premises and it begs the question of why they were targeting CCTV cameras.”

Foster (24) of Chapman Lane, Grassmoor, admitted damaging property on June 1.

He had previous convictions for damage, disorderly behaviour and using threatening behaviour.

“You are more trouble than you are worth. You are a pain in the neck to the courts,” District Judge Frank Appleyard told him.

He gave Foster a six-month conditional discharge with £85 costs.