Man to stand trial over Royal and Ancient clubhouse vandalism

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A MAN is set to stand trial accused of smashing a window at the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Club clubhouse in St Andrews – before launching an attack on a police car outside.

Andrew Jarrett is alleged to have “wilfully or recklessly destroyed or damaged property” at the R&A clubhouse in Golf Place, St Andrews, by throwing a stone at a window and damaging it.

He is then said to have gone out on to the town’s City Road, adjacent to the Old Course, and “behaved in a threatening and abusive manner.”

Prosecutors say he ran at a marked police car, kicked one of it’s doors, punched a wing mirror and pulled open a door of the car in an aggressive manner.

Jarrett (39), of Sandyhill Court, St Andrews, denied a charge of vandalism and of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner on August 7 this year.

A trial date was set for February next year and Jarrett was ordered to appear at a pre-trial hearing in January.