Woolaston man given community order for police van damage

Monday 27th June 2022 4:00 pm
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Cheltenham Magistrates Court
(Gloucestershire News Service )

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A 51-year-old Woolaston man who damaged a police van and used threatening or insulting behaviour during an incident in Gloucester almost a year ago has been given a community order and must pay £755 in fines, compensation, costs and surcharges.

Christopher Green of The Orchards, Woolaston, pleaded guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on June 9 to damaging a police van on July 10 last year in Gloucester.

He also admitted that on the same date using towards another person threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, causing the person to fear immediate unlawful violence.

He had previously denied the offences but changed his plea to guilty and was handed a one year community order that includes a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was fined £160 and ordered to pay £100 compensation, £400 costs and a £95 victim services surcharge.

The magistrates gave him until August 31 to pay the total amount due.

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