Three words of graffiti sprayed on wall cost drunk Scunthorpe man £300
A MAN who pleaded guilty to putting graffiti on the wall of a property has been ordered to pay £200 in compensation.
Andrew Cox, 21, of Buckingham Street in Scunthorpe, appeared before North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court to admit criminal damage.
Prosecutor Debbie Gibson said Cox had put silver spray-paint onto the wall of a property belonging to a woman living in Hall Gardens in Winterton on October 11 last year.
She said: "In silver spray it read Bob, Carl and Andy and measured 40cms by 8-10ft wide. It was unsightly."
Defending, David Rix said he could not deny there had been an offence committed.
He added: "He was drunk and out with some friends, but this was out of character."
Cox was given a 12-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £200 compensation, £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.