‘Alcohol-fuelled tomfoolery’ costs Sudbury and Halstead teens thousands of pounds in compensation

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

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Two teenagers who damaged 16 vehicles in one night have each been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation.

Jacques Issac Huckle, of Ballington Street, Sudbury, and Alexander Frederick Hunnable, of Hedingham Road, Halstead, both aged 18, pleaded guilty to 16 charges of criminal damage to property under £5,000 at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (July 18).

Together they caused £3,380 worth of damage to 16 vehicles – including a Honda Civic, Vauxhall Insignia, Ford Galaxy, Volkswagen Golf, Combi van and Mini Cooper – in Sudbury on May 14.

A probation officer, who was asked to produce an ‘all options’ pre-sentence report, told the court the pair had not known each other before the night of their ‘alcohol-fuelled tomfoolery’.

He said there was no malice involved in the crimes and recommended the court punished them by way of a community penalty.

“The situation and circumstances arose by which they did what they did – both are very remorseful for their actions,” he told magistrates.

Huckle and Hunnable were each ordered to complete 120 hours’ unpaid work and to pay £1,690 in compensation, £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £85.