Sacked man wreaks £175k havoc at work


A man caused £175,000 worth of damage at his workplace in revenge for being sacked, reports BBC News.

Wayne Crook of Banwell, North Somerset has been jailed for 20 months after smashing up computers, windows, a 4x4 and toilets at the Bristol Flying Centre earlier this month.

Crook, 40, was dismissed after moving an aircraft without the proper procedure at Bristol Flying Centre, Bristol Crown Court heard.

According to the Bristol Post, he took an out of court settlement before returning to wreak havoc at the business premises, smearing "gross misconduct" in blood at the scene.

When police reacting to an alarm found him walking on the A38, and asked if he was OK, he told them: "No, I'm suicidal. I'm going to throw myself under the next bus."

Criminal damage
The 40 year-old admitted charges of burglary and criminal damage. Judge Martin Picton, sentencing at Bristol Crown Court, said: "You caused a simply enormous amount of damage."

A restraining order was also made on Crook during the hearing.

The Post reports that Tristan Harwood, defending, said Crook had no previous convictions and his actions were "completely out of character" and added that he felt "terribly sorry for what he did".

Revenge attack
Two ex-employers walked free from court in Durham last month after a suspected revenge attack of stealing a stock solar panels their former work premises.

Mark Farrier and Stephen Parker were sacked from the job for turning up stinking of alcohol, according to the Northern Echo.

Sentencing them both to community orders with supervision, Recorder Graham Cook told the pair: "I have no doubt it was revenge."

In December 2012, a disgruntled ex-employee and his accomplice were convicted of burning down a 400-year-old wedding venue causing £4.5million of damage.

According to the Hunts Post, Mark Hall and Thomas Richardson set fire to Chilford Hall in Cambridge and were later discovered in a vehicle containing several bottles of empty spirits and tissues soaked in alcohol.

Following a two-week trial at Cambridge Crown Court, the pair were convicted of arson - reckless as to whether life was endangered.

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