Man admits damaging shop windows in spree

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A MAN who damaged the window of a charity shop and windows at a number of other shops has been ordered to complete mental health treatment.

Philip Robertson, 29, of Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He admitted damaging the Barnardo’s window in High Street, Cosham, on July 28.

He also admitted damaging the Large & Large Opticians window worth £540 and Cosham Decor shop window worth £400 on the same day.

Robertson pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage in relation to causing £1,300 of damage to a Ford Ka in Sundridge Close, damage to a Vauxhall Corsa and to £54 of damage to a Mini Cooper, all on July 28 in the same road.

He admitted breaching a conditional discharge for seven previous charges of criminal damage relating to cars and one of causing harassment, alarm or distress.

Robertson also admitted two counts of failing to surrender to custody. District Judge Anne Arnold handed him a community order with a 12-month mental health treatment requirement.

Robertson must pay a £180 criminal courts charge.He also admitted stealing food worth £5.49 from Subway in Fratton Way on August 11.