Man fined after bricks thrown at window of Heysham micropub

A man was ordered to pay £500 in compensation after bricks were thrown at the window of a Heysham micropub.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 10:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 10:54 am
The Bookmakers in Heysham Road.

The front window of the Bookmakers in Heysham Road was targeted on Saturday June 20, while the pub was open.

And bosses said on social media they were amazed no one had been injured during the attack.

They said: "Can I thank the locals and my regulars who notified me of the broken window, this happened while we were open on Saturday afternoon at exactly 14.41, and amazingly no passers by were seriously hurt by the bricks bouncing back off the glass."

Andrew Phimister, 51, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with criminal damage following the incident, and appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court on Monday June 22.

He was ordered to pay £500 compensation to the micropub owners as well as £85 in court costs.

He was also fined £40 for committing an offence while on a suspended sentence.