Psychiatric patient caused £1,000 damage to Bury St Edmunds hospital

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A psychiatric patient who caused £1,000 of damage to a door at West Suffolk Hospital has pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

On Monday, prosecutor Ian Devine told Bury Magistrates’ Court that Kieran John Brown Westrup had been staying on a secure mental health unit when he kicked and damaged a door on June 22, later saying ‘he wanted to get outside so he could smoke a cigarette’.

The 21-year-old, of no fixed address, was released on conditional bail and will be sentenced on July 24.