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Douglas man caused damage to football pitch

Council left with £300 repair bill following incident

A man’s admitted landing Douglas ratepayers with a £300 repair bill after driving a car across a local authority football pitch.


22-year-old Caleb John Langton of Mona Street in the capital pleaded guilty to three charges when he appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.


He admitted criminal damage as well as having no insurance for the car he used and possessing cannabis on 17 March.


However, he’s denied one more allegation of being unfit to drive through drink and drugs on the same date.


Prosecution advocate Barry Swain said Langton is alleged to have tested positive for cocaine and alcohol when police arrested him.


He withdrew two more charges of failing to provide insurance documents to police when asked to do so, and driving a vehicle in a public place that wasn’t a road.


The court heard Langton caused £300 of damage to pitches at Pulrose football fields after driving his car onto them.


He was bailed to appear for a pre-trial review on 17 September.

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