Teenagers found guilty of damaging cars in Billingshurst, Pulborough and West Chiltington

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Two teenagers have been found guilty of criminal damage offences relating to a spree of vandalism in Billingshurst, Pulborough and West Chiltington in May.

Hamish McLeod-Miller, 19, from West Chiltington, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be identified for legal reasons were found guilty of five counts of criminal damage.

The case was heard at Chichester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday October 21.

McLeod-Miller was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work, and was ordered to pay £300 compensation and £310 costs.

He was also ordered to pay a criminal courts charge of £520 and a victim surcharge of £60.

The 17-year-old will be sentenced at Worthing Youth Court on Thursday (October 29).

The charges relate to damage caused to around 80 vehicles in the villages in the early hours of Monday May 4 and Tuesday May 5.

Days after the vandalism, police said car windows were smashed with rocks or stones. Catapults were later recovered by officers.

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