Saturday, 28 January 2017

Actor's Rent Deposit Paint Revenge

A model and actor, who appeared in BBC’s Judge John Deed, found himself in the dock after splattering his old rented room with paint in a deposit revenge attack.

Spencer Burrows, 36, who has also appeared in EastEnders and Casualty smashed his way into the property after he was forced to leave due to non-payment of rent.

He pleaded guilty on Thursday to causing criminal damage to the bedroom in Coleridge Close, Nine Elms on November 2, last year.

Jobless Burrows, a product of the renowned Anna Scher acting school, is now claiming benefits and is believed to be living with his parents in Mousehole Lane, Southampton.

A charge of burglary, with intent to cause criminal damage, was dropped by the prosecution.

Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard his deposit of a few hundred pounds was not returned so Burrows forced his way in through a rear glass door, damaging it in the process.

He splattered his former room with paint, throwing it over the walls and furniture.

Landlord Alan Wen estimates the damage at £1,000, but has failed to produce evidence proving this.

Burrows told the court he has mental health issues and is currently taking medication for depression.

The magistrates conditionally discharged Burrows for six months and ordered him to pay £200 compensation, telling him: “You caused damage and we hope it’s a one-off.

“It’s a serious matter and we are giving you a chance. Don’t let us down.”

Burrows also appeared in movie High Heels and Low Lifes, starring Minnie Driver and Hugh Bonneville and tv’s Missing, starring Pauline Quirke.

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