Burglar must pay compensation

A BURGLAR who caused more than £3,000 of damage to an Audi car in Ipswich has been told to pay compensation.ADHD sufferer Martin Angel has been told to pay £1,170 for the damage he helped cause to a car parked in a Copralite Street garage in July.

A BURGLAR who caused more than £3,000 of damage to an Audi car in Ipswich has been told to pay compensation.

ADHD sufferer Martin Angel has been told to pay £1,170 for the damage he helped cause to a car parked in a Copralite Street garage in July.

Angel, 23, pleaded guilty to committing the burglary with 25-year-old Mark Nichols who has more than 100 convictions under his belt.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that a window of the Audi was smashed and a digital camera was stolen.


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Stephen Spence prosecuting said CCTV captured Angel and Nichols in action.

Nichols also pleaded guilty to a more serious burglary and was jailed for two years at a previous hearing.

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Marcus Croskell for Angel said his client suffered with ADHD and had £30 a week remaining out of his disability living allowance.

He said: “He realised that what he did would cause anguish and inconvenience to the victim.”

Judge Neil McKittrick said he was not pleased to hear that an ADHD sufferer was prone to binge drinking and decided to allocate some of the money he might spend on alcohol for compensation.

He also placed Angel, of Felix Road, on 12 months probation supervision and gave him a curfew between 8pm and 6am for the next eight months.

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