County Antrim man who attacked family member's house told police: 'I admit I did it, look at my hand'

County Antrim man who attacked family member's house told police: 'I admit I did it, look at my hand'

POLICE found a Crumlin man, who had caused criminal damage at a family member's home, and he told officers who saw him with a bloodied hand: "I admit I did it, look at my hand".

Philip Beattie (34), of Canning Grove, appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, and pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a front door on August 15 this year.

A prosecutor said the householder told police the defendant, who was intoxicated, had punched the front living room window and repeatedly kicked the front door.

The defendant had left on foot prior to police arrival and when they found him at Main Street - where his right hand was covered in blood - Beattie said: "I admit I did it, look at my hand".

The defendant was said to have been "apologetic".

The case was adjourned to September 21 to find out the exact cost of the damage.