Prison for man who smashed car window

BLOOD found on shards of glass linked a Grantham man to a crime - for which he was sent to jail for 24 weeks.

Liam Grant, of Dysart Road, was identified as the culprit who smashed a car window in Harlaxton Road, Grantham, by forensics experts who examined the blood left behind.

Grant, 22, was brought before Grantham magistrates on Wednesday as a prisoner, after being arrested on his way to court for the criminal damage hearing. Officers were executing a warrant for previous driving offences for which he did not attend court.

The court heard how police officers aboard marked motorcycles followed Grant on May 20 as he drove recklessly through busy Grantham streets at speed in his Toyota.

Jill Derby, prosecuting, told magistrates Grant was clocked driving at speeds in excess of 50mph along Harlaxton Road before turning into Huntingtower Road. He was charged with driving carelessly and at speed.

Grant was not present for his court hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest, which was executed on Wednesday morning.

In court, Grant pleaded guilty to smashing the window of the Rover 414 on July 7.

Mrs Derby said: “Mr Grant said he had been in drink that evening and had had an argument with his girlfriend and then caused damage to the window.”

Magistrates heard Grant has a poor history of completing community orders and also that he was already serving a suspended sentence.

Magistrates sentenced him to 24 weeks in prison and disqualified him from driving for six months.