A WREXHAM teenager who went on a rampage of damage outside neighbour’s homes and stole lager from a shop has been handed a £149.50 compensation bill.

Morgan Arrowsmith, 18, of Churchill Drive admitted three counts of criminal damage and one of theft when he appeared at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court.

Arrowsmith was caught on a neighbour’s CCTV pulling his t-shirt off and kicking out two fence panels on June 12 this year. He then walked on to another property and pushed some coping stones off a wall.

Another neighbour in Churchill Drive had the brake lights of her smashed by the defendant in a separate incident on June 30.

Arrowsmith was also caught stealing a ten-pack of lager at the Coop store on Prince Charles Road on April 23. The alcohol was not recovered.

Emma Simoes, defending, said that it was disappointing that Arrowsmith was facing an adult court as he was 17 at the time he committed the offences.

The solicitor said police should have considered alternatives to prosecuting him.

“There have been significant changes to his life since. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and autism and he accepts that he mixed alcohol and his medication. He doesn’t recall the incident,” said Ms Simoes.

District Judge Gwyn Jones issued the teenager with a 12-month conditional discharge as well as the compensation for the damage and value of the drinks. He also has to pay costs and a victim surcharge totalling £106.