Yob attacked car after row with girlfriend

SMASHED CAR ... Joe Corner repeatedly kicked a car after a row with his girlfriend.
SMASHED CAR ... Joe Corner repeatedly kicked a car after a row with his girlfriend.
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A YOB who lashed out at a stranger’s car during a row with his girlfriend has been told to do community service.

Joe Corner was seen kicking the Toyota, parked in Stanhope Road, South Shields, by a resident in the street who heard a commotion outside his house.

He called the police and although the 18-year-old tried to run off, the officers gave chase and arrested him.

Corner, of Bunyan Avenue in Biddick Hall, South Shields, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

He also admitted breaching two conditional discharges that he was given last year for possessing cannabis and a theft.

The case was adjourned for the probation service to prepare a report about him and he returned a day later to be sentenced.

After hearing the report, which said Corner was already on a community order including 70 hours of unpaid work, magistrates decided to put him on another order with an extra 40 hours of community service.

At the first hearing, Claire Irving, prosecuting, said: “The owner of the car had parked it next to the Willows veterinary centre on Stanhope Road.

“At 11.45pm, a witness heard a noise from outside and looked out of his window.

“He saw the defendant shouting and swearing, and then saw him approach the car and kick the wing mirror, then kick it several times.”

A spokeswoman from the probation service told the court that Corner is classed as a prolific offender.

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