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Fined for kicking petrol station door

kicking fineA PEMBROKE DOCK man appeared in Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face a charge of criminal damage. Raymond Sture, aged 20, of Vetch Close, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Prosecuting, Ellie Morgan said:

“On December 26 at 2.20am, Sture attended Johnston petrol station. The sales assistant was inside, and had locked the door while nobody was there. The sales assistant heard the door being shaken violently and saw the defendant kick the door, damaging it.

“Officer Burge was called to the scene and found the vehicle and suspect still at the garage. CCTV footage was viewed, which showed Sture pulling and pushing the door, then striking the lower panel”.

Defence solicitor, Jonathan Webb said:

“Sture pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. He was with his friend in the early hours of the morning, and rather than kneeing the metal part between the glass panes, he missed and hit the glass”. Magistrates fined Sture a total of £215 as well as £75 compensation.