Larne man 'kicked' back door and police then found him sleeping in garden shed

Larne man 'kicked' back door and police then found him sleeping in garden shed

A LARNE man who admitted attempting to damage a back door  was found sleeping in a garden shed by police.

Dean Huxley (29), of Garron Walk, also caused criminal damage by being sick in a police car after not taking up a request to stop and let him vomit outside.

A prosecutor told Ballymena Magistrates Court around 9.30pm on February 1 this year police received a report from the defendant's partner that an intoxicated Huxley arrived at a property.

The woman said Huxley had attempted to "kick in" the back door and attempted to smash a window.

A defence lawyer said the defendant has shown "deep remorse".

He said Huxley had "made one attempt to enter the property and then fell asleep in the shed".

The defendant was ordered to do 80 hours of Community Service and was also put on Probation for a year.