Hairdressers attacked by vandal

AN Ipswich hairdressers was repeatedly attacked due to a grudge, a court heard.

AN Ipswich hairdressers was repeatedly attacked due to a grudge, a court heard.

Iranian national Rasha Bayat broke four windows of Francescos in St Matthew's Street causing £2,000 worth of damage South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard.

Andrea Reynolds prosecuting, said the 32-year-old refugee of Norwich Road believed the owner of the salon had cost him his British citizenship in some way and was speaking angrily about him when he was arrested.

Ms Reynolds said Bayat went to the hairdressers at 3.15pm on September 7 and threw a beer can at one of the windows. He then returned at 3.30 and smashed two windows with two glass bottles.

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Fifteen minutes later he returned and caused no damage but at 11.20 that evening the defendant was seen kicking the glass front door until it broke.

Bayat, who pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage told police he had been drinking vodka and beer for 12 hours.

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Neil Saunders mitigating said: “Maybe something was said by Franco (the owner of the salon) and that was not helped by 12 hours consumption of alcohol which might have affected his judgement somewhat.”

Bayat ,who receives benefits, was told to do 200 hours unpaid work for the community and pay £500 compensation towards the damage he caused.

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