Depressed man smashed car into shop

A DEPRESSED Suffolk man caused £10,000 damage to a supermarket when he rammed it with his mother's car after drinking four bottles of wine, a court has heard.

A DEPRESSED Suffolk man caused £10,000 damage to a supermarket when he rammed it with his mother's car after drinking four bottles of wine, a court has heard.

Peter Sissons, 31, was found by police inside the store holding an open bottle of wine and knocking items off the shelves, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Peter Gair prosecuting said that £10,000 damage was caused to the Tesco Express store in Lawson Close, Bury St Edmunds, £600 damage to stock and a further £1,750 damage to his mother's Vauxhall Vectra after he drove it into the supermarket security shutters on January 4.

Sissons who was living on the Morton Hall Estate, Bury St Edmunds but is now receiving treatment in a residential home, admitted aggravated vehicle taking and burglary.

The court heard that Sissons had also pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving without insurance after he was found to be two and a half times the legal limit for drink driving.

Robert Dalling for Sissons said his client was determined to become alcohol free and not to commit further crime.

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He was currently making good progress on a residential course privately funded by his family.