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Angry man rammed car with a trolley

Lorna Morris 20th Jan, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A WORCESTER man who rammed an Asda supermarket trolley into a car causing £1,000 worth of damage has been given a curfew and a fine.

Nathan Smith, of Conway, pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday (January 15).

Jackie Rogers, prosecuting, told the court the 27-year-old hit the silver BMW on Sunday, December 27, when it was parked outside The Flag Pub in Lowesmoor, in the early hours of the morning.

After being ejected from the pub for disruptive behaviour, an ‘intoxicated’ Smith then became aggressive towards the door supervisor and as he was thrown out, he began to kick the door of the pub.

Smith was then seen walking towards some parked cars and used a nearby trolley to push into the vehicle which belonged to Adam Green, a person unknown to him.

He left dents to the rear side doors which is estimated will cost £1,000 to fix.

Defending Barry Newton, said: “This particular evening fell between the festive period and Smith was on a rare night out with his girlfriend. He had drank four pints throughout the evening. On being told to leave, he wanted to get his girlfriend from the pub but they said no, to which he lost his temper.

“When interviewed, he fully accepted what he had done was wrong.

“As a former drug user, he is doing extremely well and is giving negative tests.

“To see he has turned his life around is remarkable, we see people who use drugs fade away into a downward spiral.”

Chair of the bench, Keith Stokes-Smith, said: “It is fantastic to hear you are progressing, at that age you should be.

“You need to stop and think like an adult.

“You chose to drink in excess and challenge the door supervisors, it was a very foolish thing.”

Smith was handed a community order with a 30-day curfew and 20-day rehabilitation requirement.

He was also ordered to pay court costs of £105 and a victim surcharge of £60.

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