Men jailed for smashing former friend’s windows

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TWO men who smashed windows of a house lived in by a former friend have been jailed for three months.

Ryan Pounder and Adam Johnson targeted the house in Watling Avenue, Seaham, three times, Durham Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Chris Baker said the house was occupied by a couple who were in bed when one of the attacks happened at about 1.30am.

The court heard a window in a door was broken, and a front window was broken in two other incidents.

Pounder, 22, of The Avenue, Seaham, and Johnson, 18, of Arbroath Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, admitted damaging property and harassment in December, last year.

Nicholas Lane, for Pounder, said both men had been in custody since Christmas Eve, meaning they had served the equivalent of four months in prison.

Lewis Kerr, for Johnson, said: “This is a case of a bad falling out between people who had been friends.”

Judge Robert Adams jailed Pounder and Johnson for three months each, telling them they will be released shortly because of the time spent on remand.

Pounder and Johnson were each ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80.