Drunk smashed church window

AN IPSWICH man who cannot remember smashing a church window has been advised to see his doctor.Hugh O'Donnell who attended the church in the 1990's said he had no idea why he broke the door window in Colchester Road Baptist Church and could not remember doing it.

AN IPSWICH man who cannot remember smashing a church window has been advised to see his doctor.

Hugh O'Donnell who attended the church in the 1990's said he had no idea why he broke the door window in Colchester Road Baptist Church and could not remember doing it.

He said he had drunk four cans of American beer but could not give any other explanation for his actions or loss of memory.

The unemployed 57-year-old who also could not remember how much Job Seekers Allowance he receives each week pleaded guilty to causing £300 of criminal damage to the window.


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O'Donnell of Kingsgate Drive told South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court he had paid a cheque to the church for £300 since he caused the damage on April 6.

Deputy District Judge Fraser Morrison advised O'Donnell to speak to his doctor after hearing his account about his memory loss.

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David Taylor, prosecuting, said Rev Neal Smith saw the attack and an off duty police officer detained O'Donnell straight away.

The court heard that O'Donnell who lived with his elderly mother was conditionally discharged for a year last May for common assault. He admitted he had breached the order by committing criminal damage.

O'Donnell was fined £75, told to pay £75 court costs and the conditional discharge was restarted again for a 12 month period.

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