Jack Kennedy, an 18 year-old teenager from Asthall Leigh in Witney, Oxfordshire, admitted criminal damage at Bristol Crown Court, referring to an incident that happened in May last year. He has been ordered to pay compensation for damaging a statue outside the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), in Clifton, Bristol.
The bronze sculpture, made by British sculptor David Backhouse, worth around £40,000, had been on display for only a month when it was vandalised between 28 and 29 May 2011. A Royal West of England Academy spokesman said the statue had been damaged beyond repair. Mr Kennedy was ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation and £425 in prosecution costs at the court on Monday.
*Photo from Thomas Guest (Flickr)