A MAN has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 following a wrecking spree in Southend.

John Cox, 47, admitted to two counts of criminal damage, obstructing a police officer during arrest and assault during a hearing at Southend Magistrates Court.

Cox committed all the offences on June 5.

He caused £1,000 worth of damage to three windows at the Railway Tavern pub, as well as causing £30 worth of damage to a fence panel.

He also attacked a man before he was arrested by police.

Cox, of Tudor Gardens, Shoebury, was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the Railway Tavern and £30 to the man whose fence panel he damaged.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay the Crown Prosecution Service £105 and complete a community programme lasting 19 days.

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