Bourne man admits damaging car after dispute with brothers

Grantham Magistrates Court
Grantham Magistrates Court
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A dispute with two brothers led to a Bourne man damaging one of their cars.

Adam Manning-Coe, 24, of South Street, Bourne pleaded guilty to causing £60 of damage to a Vauxhall Corsa on March 31.

The owner of the car and his brother had parked up outside a Bourne newsagents before going up the road to a bookmakers, explained prosecutor Marie Stace at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (December 7).

The brothers saw Manning-Coe nearby, and on returning to the car later discovered dents on the bodywork. After reporting their suspicions to police, CCTV outside and inside the newsagents was checked and enabled them to identify that Manning-Coe was the culprit as he was seen kicking the vehicle.

Sonia Bhalla, defending, said her client made a frank admission during police interview, and that this offence predated a conditional discharge he received in June for another offence.

She confirmed that Manning-Coe had issues with these two particular brothers, and on the night ‘he saw red’.

Miss Bhalla said that he had problems controlling his temper and was seeking help for this, while also adding that he was struggling to pay outstanding fines after losing his job and with his benefits still pending.

The probation service told magistrates that as part of a previous community order Manning-Coe was making good progress. He was ordered to pay £60 in compensation, and a £40 contribution to prosecution costs.

○ A man has pleaded not guilty to three counts of assault by beating of a woman in Swift Close, Deeping St James, on October 23 and twice on October 18.

Grantham magistrates adjourned the case against Gary David Cole, 40, of Highland Terrace, Ferryhill, Durham, to March 9 for a trial. They granted him bail on condition he did not go to Swift Close or contact two named persons.