Man receives community order after axe attack on Henlow car dealership

A witness appeal has been launched after a man exposed himself to a woman in a churchyard

A witness appeal has been launched after a man exposed himself to a woman in a churchyard - Credit: Archant

A man has received a two-year community order after attacking a car dealership with an axe.

James Hyett was sentenced at Luton Crown Court last Thursday, January 30, after pleading guilty to six charges during an incident at Henlow Car Sales in Clifton Road on the evening of November 10 last year.

The 33-year-old had previously admitted two offences of damaging property, using insulting abuse, having an offensive weapon, resisting an officer and having a bladed article in a public place.

Hyett, of Laws Close in Saffron Walden, was arrested outside the Tesco Express and Esso petrol station in Elm Road, Shefford, having been seen carrying an axe and knives in Henlow and Clifton.

He was ordered to pay compensation totaling £1,150.


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Speaking after Hyett pleaded guilty, a spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said: “He attempted to break in to Henlow Car Sales in Clifton Road, Henlow, and he smashed a window to the front of the property but no access was gained. He smashed the rear window of a silver BMW.”

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