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19th Oct, 2021

Man jailed for damaging cars outside Warwick Health Centre

A MAN has been jailed for damaging cars outside Warwick Health Centre.

Richard Penny was jailed for criminal damage, possession of a bladed item and harassment.

The 49-year-old, of no fixed abode, appeared before Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (October 7) where he was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal damage, one count of possession of a bladed item and two counts of using abusive words to cause harassment.

It follows seven cars being vandalised in a car park at a health centre in Portobello Way, Warwick on October 5.

Penny, who had previously been banned from the medical centre, was told by staff they couldn’t see him at that time he became aggressive and volatile.

Following this he went around the car park scratching seven cars with a pair of scissors.

When in custody Penny was abusive towards an officer and refused to be interviewed.

PC Stephanie Cook said: “The quick actions of officers led to Penny being promptly identified as the suspect and detained by officers. He will quite rightly serve a prison sentenced following his appalling behaviour.”

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