A VANDAL who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a town centre shop has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Daniel Sharples smashed the windows of Rigby’s Finest Fresh Foods on Sankey Street, causing £4,250 of damage.

On Monday, March 3, he was fined hundreds of pounds and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work at Warrington Magistrates Court.

At around 9pm on Monday, October 30, Sharples was caught on CCTV kicking the windows of the greengrocers and throwing an object at them.

He then pushed a woman to the floor before walking off in the direction of Market Gate.

Two large glass window panes were destroyed in the incident.

Watch CCTV footage of Sharples' vandalism below.

After being arrested, the 35-year-old assaulted a police officer and damaged a force vehicle as well as his cell at the custody suite in Runcorn.

Sharples, of no fixed address, admitted three counts of criminal damage, threatening behaviour, racially aggravated threatening behaviour, resisting arrest and assault a police officer at a previous court hearing in January.

Last week, he was given a one-year community order at Warrington Magistrates Court.

In addition to the unpaid work, Sharples was also ordered to undergo a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 20 days.

He will be required to pay compensation of £250, £100 and £85 to Rigby’s, PC Adam Gorman and Cheshire Police respectively.

Sharples was also fined £160 and ordered to pay a total of £170 in court costs and victim surcharges.

Rigby’s Finest Fresh Foods shut its doors last month due to ‘circumstances out of its control’, having moved out of Warrington Market and into the former Topshop store in June 2017.

The greengrocers was first established in 1952.