Sniggering friend’s car smashed

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A MAN, suffering depression, smashed a friend’s car after he laughed at him getting a puncture.

Calderdale Magistrates Court heard how Thomas Doran, of Springfield Road, Elland, “felt like his head was going to explode” before taking a cricket bat to the front and rear windscreens of the VW Polo.

Doran was suffering with depression after being made redundant and struggling to make ends meet.

He heard his friend sniggering as Doran’s car picked up a fifth puncture in five weeks and lost his head.

Magistrates gave him a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay costs of £85.