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Henlow Car Sales attacked by man with an axe

Time 8 years ago

Old BaileyA MAN attacked a car showroom in Henlow, Bedfordshire, with an axe after deciding that the Porsche he bought from the dealership a decade ago was no longer any good.

According to BBC News, James Hyett, of Saffron Walden, had previously been in trouble with the law after leaving a severed deer’s head at a Tesco store.

However, while serving a suspended sentence for that offence, he headed over to Henlow Car Sales armed with an axe and a knife.


Upon arriving at the dealership, Hyett smashed the office window of the showroom and the rear window of a BMW which was parked on the forecourt.

He then moved onto Clifton Cuisine in Broad Street and stabbed the tyre of a parked Land Rover Discovery.

According to the BBC, after being chased by a restaurant worker, he stopped to say: ‘Come on then!’

Hyett had claimed that Henlow Car Sales had not compensated him for problems with a car he had bought, Luton Crown Court heard.


The court was told that after leaving the scene, Hyett was found by the police shortly afterwards, sitting on a wall outside an Esso service station.

The court imposed a two-year community order on Hyett, which also includes a requirement that he undergoes mental health treatment.

 

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