A man who smashed a window at an estate agency has been ordered to pay compensation worth half the cost of the damage he caused.
Louis Potter, 20, of Cirencester, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court.
He admitted causing £200 worth of damage at Savills Estate Agents in Cirencester on July 23.
The magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay compensation of £100 plus prosecution costs of £85.
A spokesperson for Savills declined to comment.
Courts usually take into account someone’s ability to pay when making such orders – which can leave either the firm itself or their insurers picking up the balance of the costs.