A MAN caused a large amount of damage to three vehicles - including two owned by officers - parked at Wrexham Police Station.

Cameron Lee Prest, 20, went on a crime spree outside the Bodhyfryd complex, smashing the window of one car with a fire extinguisher and jumping on the roof of another.

The damage to the cars included broken wing mirrors, Wrexham magistrates heard.

Priest was picked up by CCTV carrying the fire extinguisher across the station's car park and by the time officers ran out to tackle him, he was standing on top of one of the cars.

When officers confronted him he jumped down and shouted: "F..cking come on, you're bacon".

PC Michael Wilson's Vauxhall Zafira, a Honda CRV owned by PC Jane Fountain and a Vauxhall Astra, which was the property of legal representative Alexander Campbell, were all damaged in the criminal damage blitz.

Officers had to use a CS gas spray to bring Prest to the ground, but he kicked out violently and they removed his clothes to arrest him.

Prest, of Llay Place Avenue, Llay admitted three counts of criminal damage to the three vehicles as well as a charge of threatening behaviour.

He also pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty with all the offences committed on September 5.

Priest told police he could not remember jumping on the roof of the vehicle.

The court heard he was diagnosed with his schizophrenia at the age of 15 and had not taken his medication for for three to four days prior to the incident.

Prosecutor Matthew Ellis said: "This behaviour had an impact on two public servants who left their cars at the police station."

David Matthews, defending, said: "This was clearly a very violent incident but he remembers nothing at all.

"He is being treated for his condition at Wrexham Maelor and on this particular day he had not taken his medication.

"He thought he was okay but the last thing he remembers is walking to his aunt's house in Caia Park.

"He bears no ill will to the police officers."

Prest, the court was told, had at one time been homeless but a probation report showed he was engaging with mental health services, was medicating again and was "back in the fold of his family".

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with a 20-day rehabilitation requirement and fined him £200.

They ordered he pay compensation totalling £650 to the three aggrieved vehicle owners and said it would have been more had he not been on limited means.