Man fined for damaging cell wall... with his own name

ADDING a personal touch to his cell at Huntingdon Law Courts landed “bored” Liam Carter a �100 bill for criminal damage.

Carter, 24, of High Street, Huntingdon, was being held in a cell at the courts on August 11, before a hearing where he was accused of breaching a community order.

While he waited to appear, he found a stone on the floor which he used to scratch ‘L Carter’ into the paintwork on the back of his cell door.

He pleaded guilty when he appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Monday (October 24).

Prosecutor Laura Mardell said staff noticed the damage when Carter left the cell, adding: “The damage had not been present prior to his use of the cell.”

Stephanie Wainwright told the court that Carter had “no excuse” and had made full admissions in interview.

She added: “He had no excuse: he was bored and he saw other markings on the wall.”

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Condemning his “silly behaviour”, magistrates ordered Carter to pay �75 in compensation and make a �25 contribution towards prosecution costs.