Man fined for vandalising nurses' cars as they treated patients at Warwick Hospital

Some staff had to dragged away from their patients to deal with the incident

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 5:51 pm

A man has been fined for vandalising nurses' cars as they treated patients at Warwick Hospital.

Some staff had to dragged away from their patients to deal with the incident.

Christopher James smashed windows, dented bonnets and ripped off wing mirrors on February 21.

Christopher James of Stratford has been fined for vandalising nurses' cars as they treated patients at Warwick Hospital.

The 39-year-old from Stratford appeared a Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on Friday (April 16) charged with three counts of criminal damage.

James, of Sandringham Avenue, Stratford had been taken to Warwick Hospital A&E after being found drunk in a bush in Stratford earlier in the day.

He walked out the hospital at around 11pm and proceeded to damage cars parked in Millers Road.

He used his elbow to smash the windows of a Fiat Panda and Citroen DS3 before picking up a traffic cone and throwing it through the windscreen of a Range Rover.

He was spotted by members of staff at the hospital who called police and James was arrested at the scene.

James pleaded guilty to all the offences and was given a rehabilitation order, a community order and a curfew and ordered to pay £450 in costs and compensation.

PC Barry Sheehan said: “At a time when hospital staff are working so hard on the frontline of the global pandemic the last thing they want is to leave work to find out their cars have been vandalised in this way. James should feel ashamed of his behaviour.”