Fife man damaged car and destroyed property in home

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A Fife man who admitted recklessly destroying property has been ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.

Kyle Doran, of Willowbank Close, Thornton, appeared from prison via video link at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Doran, 23, who appeared before Sheriff James Williamson, admitted that on October 8, 2019 at an address in Myres Drive, Glenrothes he recklessly destroy property belonging to another and did kick a motor van causing damage.

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He further admitted that on August 2 this year at an address in Hawthorn Terrace, Thornton, he recklessly destroyed property belonging to another and damage household items.

Kyle Doran appeared via video link at Kirkcaldy Sheriff CourtKyle Doran appeared via video link at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court
Kyle Doran appeared via video link at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court

He admitted committing the offence while on bail.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court: “The accused went to speak to the complainer who was not in the property and instead spoke to the witness. The accused asked to see his son but was told that would not be possible.

"Upset by this, the accused kicked a nearby bag of rubbish which was near a parked motor vehicle. He walked away from the scene. The complainer arrived home shortly thereafter and noticed damage to the vehicle’s wing-mirror.

"She was convinced it was done by the accused and sent him a message on Facebook asking him why he had done it. The accused apologised for the damage and asked her not to contact the police. The accused was interviewed by officers. He said he was ashamed of what he did and said he would pay for the damage.”

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In relation to the second charge, the Procurator Fiscal Depute said: “At 0100 the witness left the house in order. Early the next morning police were contacted. The accused had been seen running from the scene and his hands were cut. On gaining entry to the property officers saw a television had been smashed and other items had been damaged.”

Doran’s defence agent told the court his client had apologised for the damage caused to the wing-mirror and was in a position to pay for the damage. He said his client had been struggling during the pandemic and had turned to drinking alcohol.

Sheriff Williamson sentenced him to an 18-month community payback order requiring him to be under supervision and ordered him to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work. On the other charge he deferred sentence until February 3.

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