Hid from police under the bed

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A man, who hid from police under a bed after damaging a taxi, has been given a curfew and ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work.

Jimmy Derrick Nuttall, 20, of Lowfields Lane, Butterwick, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to the charge of causing criminal damage to property valued under £5,000.

Prosecuting, Edward Johnson, said officers were called to Butterwick in the early hours of April 1, where a taxi had had its window smashed.

He said: “The taxi driver was very upset, she was shaking and had problems with her breathing.”

He said the driver had picked Nuttall and his girlfriend up from a night out and dropped them off at home.

After this an argument had broken out about paying, with Nuttall demanding his change, having not realised his girlfriend had already collected it.

He then kicked up stones towards the taxi which had smashed the window.

Officers attended and saw Nuttall go inside his home. When they knocked on the door they were told he had left but found him hiding under the bed, Mr Dobson said.

He had also breached a 12 month conditional discharge for a previous drunk and disorderly offence.

In defence, Carrie Simpson said he realised he got aggressive when he drank and said he was taking steps to help this and was planning to go back to college.

Magistrates gave Nuttall a community order for 60 hours unpaid work and put him on a one month electronically monitored curfew.

He was asked to pay £110 compensation, £60 victim surcharge and £25 costs. No further action was taken over the conditional discharge breach.