Gosport man damages ambulance

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A VANDAL who damaged an ambulance has been given a conditional discharge.

Robert Watkins admitted damaging the Volvo belonging to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust on August 21.

Watkins, 25, of Bury Road, Gosport, was given a six-month conditional discharge and told to pay £85 costs by Portsmouth magistrates.

He also admitted a charge of failing to answer bail. No separate penalty was imposed.