Teenager jumped from roof and smashed fence in bid to escape police

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with criminal damage after he jumped from a garage roof and landed on a neighbour’s a fence while trying to evade the law.

Jordan Dixon damaged the fence panel after he climbed out of an upstairs window and jumped in a bid for freedom, Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard.

The Asda worker had been to his parents’ home in Barmston on Sunday, despite being banned from the area under the terms of his bail conditions, when officers were made aware of his whereabouts.

The 20-year-old was seen up the stairs of the property by an officer who recognised him as somebody who should not be there.

Prosecutor Paul Anderson said: “He climbed on to a garage roof and jumped into a neighbour’s garden and he damaged a fence belonging to the next-door neighbour.”

Mr Anderson said that Dixon had not been charged with breaching his bail, but with criminal damage amounting to £5.

“He went to his parents’ address and the police officer who attended is aware he is on bail conditions not to go to Barmston. Charges do not have appear to have been brought, however.”

Dixon, of South Avenue, Concord, admitted criminal damage to the fence.

Ian Haq, defending, said: “He accepts he tried to run from police and in the course of doing so he caused minor damage to a neighbour’s fence.

“He has spent in excess of 24 hours in custody. His mother is at the back of the court and both his mother and father would like him to return to the family home.”

District Judge Roger Elsey said: “I have thought about locking you up, but your bail conditions will remain the same. I will list this on Friday and provided you can behave yourself until then I will give you a financial penalty for the criminal damage.”