A WREXHAM man broke a church window after being asked to leave because he was found drinking inside.

Kevin Jones, 31, of Grenadine Close, in Brynteg, had been sat inside Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wales on King Street at around 1.30pm, when he was asked to leave. Shortly afterwards, a church warden heard Jones arguing with a woman outside and when she went outside to investigate, she discovered a window had been smashed.

Ceri Ellis-Jones, prosecuting, told Mold Magistrates Court that when Jones was told by the church warden that he would be charged for the damage caused, he replied ‘I don’t care’ and the cost of repairing the window had been estimated at some £500.

Emma Simoes, defending, told the court how her client had been subject to post sentence supervision after spending a period in prison. Although he had generally been engaging well with the Probation Service, he experienced “a blip” towards the end of last year.

She went on to say how Jones had been living on the streets for the best part of the last two years and that most of his issues related to problems with drink and drugs.

Jones was fined £40, ordered to pay compensation of £250 and must pay court costs of £85.