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Pre-sentence reported ordered for man who damaged ex-partner’s front door and drainpipe

Court heard he had 32 previous entries on his record with four of these being for offences of criminal damage

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A Craigavon man who caused damage to a front door and drainpipe belonging to his ex-partner must wait until the end of this month to learn his fate.

Court heard that the 28-year-old had 32 previous entries on his record with four of these being for offences of criminal damage.

Wayne McKeown, of Parkmore, had a plea of guilty entered on his behalf to the single charge at Craigavon Magistrates’, sitting at Lisburn, on Friday.

The particulars outline that on August 14, of this year, the defendant without lawful excuse damaged a front door and a drainpipe belonging to a named female.

Defence barrister David McKeown commented that this may be a case which required a presentence report revealing that it involved his client’s ex-partner.

Prosecution informed the court that McKeown had 32 previous convictions with four of these relating to criminal damage.

District Judge Rosie Watters adjourned the case until October 30 for the preparation of a report and sentencing.

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