A 21-year-old has been ordered to pay a total of £2,240 after admitting criminal damage to a business in Watford.

Ammar Rahim, of Courtland Avenue, in Ilford, London, was sentenced by St Albans Magistrates’ Court on April 13. A community order and a collection order were made.

Mr Rahim destroyed or damaged ceilings, light fittings, and carpets belonging to a business and worth £1,370, on October 5, 2020, with intent to do so or being reckless as to whether the property would be destroyed or damaged.

He must pay the £1,370 in compensation as well as £775 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £95 victim services surcharge.

According to court documents, the defendant’s guilty plea was taken into account when the sentence was imposed.

On January 30, this year, the court found him not guilty of common assault in Watford, also on October 5, 2020.

Under the community order he must undertake a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 20 days.