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Row led to Blackburn car wrecking rampage
6:00am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
A 22-YEAR-OLD man went on a drunken car-kicking rampage after a row with his girlfriend.
Blackburn magistrates heard that when a neighbour challenged Paul Smith he was punched in the face.
The court was told that Smith had drunk himself into such a state he was hospitalized on Christmas Day. He was discharged from hospital but immediately started drinking again.
“By his own admission he drank throughout Boxing Day,” said Philippa White, prosecuting.
Smith, 22, of Selhurst Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to five charges of damaging cars and one of racially aggravated assault. He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
Mrs White said Smith went onto the street after rowing with his partner following his Boxing Day binge. He was damaging cars when Egicijus Puzels challenged him.
Smith responded by telling Mr Puzels to “Go back to Poland.”
“As well as the racial abuse Mr Puzels was punched in the face,” said Mrs White.
Bernard Horne, defending, said his client accepted the magistrates would require a pre-sentence report.