Door damaged after row

A MAN chased other residents out of the living room of a hostel where he was staying before damaging a door.David Gardiner attempted to steal a Sky box from the living room of the Wilbury House hostel, in Norwich Road, Ipswich, before smashing a pane in a door when the manager locked the door on June 8.

A MAN chased other residents out of the living room of a hostel where he was staying before damaging a door.

David Gardiner attempted to steal a Sky box from the living room of the Wilbury House hostel, in Norwich Road, Ipswich, before smashing a pane in a door when the manager locked the door on June 8.

Gardiner, who is now of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Wednesday .

Gareth Davies, prosecuting, said: “Mr Gardiner returned to the hostel and asked everyone to leave the living room.


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“He chased them out before trying to take the Sky box from the room.

“The manager watched and threw him out of the room before locking the door.

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“Later Mr Gardiner returned and tried to force the door open. The pane of glass shattered.”

Gardiner was given a conditional discharge for one year.

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