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No prison for man whose hammer attack on 40 cars left PS2.4k damage.

Byline: RO1SS Court Reporter ross.mccarthy@trinitymirror.com MCCARTHY

A HAMMER-wielding vandal who caused more than PS2,400 damage to 40 cars during a wrecking spree in Handsworth has avoided a jail sentence.

Dawid Trojanowski went on the rampage after an argument with his girlfriend, Birmingham magistrates were told. He only stopped the damage when police arrested him after he was threatened with a Taser.

It appears had been and down the with the hammer smash. smash, David prosecuting The 25-year-old warehouseman, of Cookley Way, Oldbury, who had previously admitted 12 charges of criminal damage, was sentenced to a 12-month community order by magistrates who said the offences were "very serious".

Trojanowski was also ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work and pay PS135 costs as well as pay compensation to the victims. They said the main reason he was not being sent to jail was his lack of previous convictions and his remorse.

Trojanowski walking up streets going smash.

David Devine, prosecuting, had previously told the court that just before noon on November 16 last year car owners had flooded the police phone lines as the attacks took place in Mary Devine, Road, Boulton Road and Linwood Road. Mr Devine said: "It appears Trojanowski had been walking up and down the streets with the hammer going smash, smash, smash." When interviewed, Trojanowski said he had been involved in an argument with his partner.

Mr Devine said: "He left that property and decided he was either going to hurt himself or cause damage. He went for the latter. He needed to go out and do something and that is what he chose to do."

Peter Ricketts, defending, said: "He had difficulty explaining to me why he performed these actions.

"He says at the time it was like he was outside his body looking at someone else. It was not preplanned or done for any purpose." Mr Ricketts said Trojanowski at the time was experiencing emotional difficulties and was in a low mood.

went an to the main reason sent to previous his phone attack"It appears Trojanowski had been walking up and down the streets with the hammer going smash. smash, smash. David Devine, prosecuting

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Dawid Trojanowski outside court

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