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Serial Brierley Hill crook jailed for six months
4:30pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A 34-YEAR-OLD serial Brierley Hill offender has been jailed for six months on his 42nd court appearance after taking his crime tally up to 123.
Recorder Michael Edwards at Wolverhampton Crown Court told Peter Walker he had “a terrible criminal record”.
He added: "These were not the most serious offences but they were crimes that had a real impact on the victims and they caused a huge amount of psychological damage."
Walker had been abusive and he struggled with police officers after being found "extremely intoxicated" in Brierley Hill High Street - Warren Stanier, prosecuting, said.
The officers had gone to arrest him on a matter that did not result in any charges being preferred and Walker tried to strike out at them as he threatened to smash the windows in their patrol car.
When he sobered up he accepted he could have "behaved better" and he was released on bail, Mr Stanier said.
But he was then with another man when they broke into a parked car causing £150 damage and after being arrested again he spat at CCTV cameras in his cell and it cost £75 to clean them up and decontaminate the room.
Walker, of Bell Street South, admitted obstructing a police constable, interfering with a motor vehicle and criminal damage and also breaching a suspended jail term imposed for shoplifting.
The Recorder jailed him for two months for the offences before the court and ruled he would have to serve a further four months for breaching the earlier sentence.
Amanda Jenkins, defending, said alcohol had been behind all Walker's problems but he was now taking determined steps to put his life back in order.