Man fined for damage at Travis Perkins branch

A man became angry with staff at builders merchant Travis Perkins and deliberately wrecked a trailer load of plasterboard.
Robert Wilson was found guilty of criminally damaging a 10 litre pot of paint he deliberately knocked over and of damaging the plasterboard at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court.

The incident happened at Travis Perkins’ branch in Wigton, Cumbria in February.

Wilson was fined £50, with £250 prosecution costs, and ordered to pay Travis Perkins £355 compensation.

The court was shown CCTV footage of the Travis Perkins store and images of how Wilson casually threw the plasterboard from the back of his trailer in the yard when he was asked to pay for the paint he had spilled.

His excuse, which the magistrates refused to give credence to, was that he was on medication prior to a liver transplant, which made him unable to walk in a straight line.

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