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THREE teenagers who slashed the tyres of more than 20 cars have been given curfews and told to do unpaid work.

Scott Fitzwilliam, Ashley Rippon and Michael Ruse caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to cars parked in Shawford Grove and Wheatley Green, Havant, and other nearby streets.

The three, who are all 19, each pleaded guilty to five counts of criminal damage and asked for a string of other offences to be taken into consideration by district judge Anne Arnold at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The offences all took place on December 29 last year.

Fitzwilliam, of Shipton Green, Havant, Rippon, of Grafton Street, Buckland, Portsmouth and Ruse, of Sunnyside Walk, Havant, will have to stay at home between 7pm and 7am for 60 days.

They were also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

Fitzwilliam and Rippon were each ordered to pay £774.85 in compensation to 21 victims and £85 in costs.

Ruse was told to pay £752.35 in compensation to 20 victims and £85 in costs.