A DRUNKEN vandal caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage after a boozy session.

Jack Johnson had been drinking at a friend’s house in Swan Street, Sible Hedingham, when he wandered out on to the street at 3.30am.

He began shouting and was so loud three separate neighbours felt they needed to call the police.

Johnson, 25, then wandered into nearby Brook Meadow and inexplicably started punching a white Hyundai car and did significant damage to the vehicle’s door.

He also threw wheelie bins to the floor and ripped off a doorbell causing £1,000 of damage.

Johnson then continued to another side street and once again began punching a car.

This time he caused extensive damage to a Ford Fiesta which cost £1,736 to fix.

Police eventually found Johnson after receiving descriptions from the people who had called the control room about his behaviour.

He had injuries to his arms and told them he had got mad and hit the cars.

He admitted three counts of criminal damage during a hearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

Representing himself, he told the bench he had drunk too much but had abstained from alcohol since the incident.

“All I can say is that I am embarrassed, and I was as soon as it happened,” he said.

“I had a lot to drink.

“I have always been a heavy drinker but since that night I have not had a single one.

“All I can do is apologise and say sorry because it was totally out of character.

“Everyone has times in their life when they go over the top and this was definitely mine.”

Johnson, of Ashley Street, Sible Hedingham, must pay a total of £2,736 to pay for the damage he caused, £105 costs and a £21 victim surcharge making a total bill of £2,862.

Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge meaning he faces no further punishment if he does not offend over the next year.

Chairman of the bench Robert Clubb warned him he faced a heavier punishment if he returned to court.

“Don’t come back here,” he said.

“If you do over the next 12 months, then you will face the consequences.”