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Snettisham man ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation after jumping on bonnet of in-laws’ car





A 24-year-old smashed a window and jumped on the bonnet of the car his mother-in-law had driven to his house, causing £2,000 of damage.

Kyle Britton, of Fishers End Close in Snettisham, appeared at Lynn’s Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he admitted to causing criminal damage under the value of £5,000.

Prosecutor Nicola Lamb told the magistrates that on April 18, Britton’s partner called her mother to come to their property after an argument started between them.

Britton appeared at Lynn’s Magistrates’ Court on Thursday
Britton appeared at Lynn’s Magistrates’ Court on Thursday

On arrival, shouting was heard and after some confrontation, Britton was seen running out of the property and smashed one of the windows of the Mercedes C220 that his mother-in-law had driven.

He then jumped back onto the bonnet of the car and is thought to have caused £2,000 of damage.

Britton has a total of eight previous convictions to his name and has previously caused criminal damage to another home.

In mitigation, George Sorrell said: “The previous incident of criminal damage was when he was intoxicated and when returning home caused damage to a window, it wasn’t his home because he got the wrong house.

“In this case however people were present. An argument arises between him and his girlfriend and there was the involvement of the mother-in-law.”

Mr Sorrell added: “Time to time things get heated but he would never inflict harm on his girlfriend.

“When the mother arrived, it inflamed the situation and his anger.

“I told the defendant it’s likely compensation would be rewarded, the car suffered serious damage.”

Mr Sorrell explained that Britton and his girlfriend are “making an effort” to work on their relationship.

Magistrates’ ordered that Britton pays £2,000 in compensation and he was ordered to pay £105 in court costs.



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