A WINCHESTER man has appeared in court after damaging a police car at a coastal car park in Dorset.

Craig Sudlow, 49, admitted a charge of criminal damage when he appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 17.

The court heard that the defendant, whose address was given as Taplings Close, Weeke, caused damage estimated at £50 worth to the 16-plate Dorset Police vehicle at Mudeford car park in Christchurch on November 21, 2020.

The bench hit Sudlow with an £80 fine and ordered him to pay £50 compensation and £50 costs.