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Man jailed for throwing toilet cistern out of Edinburgh window

Blackfriars Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The objects were thrown into a beer garden at the back of Blackfriars Bar and Grill

A man, who threw objects including eggs, radiators and a toilet cistern from an Edinburgh tenement top-floor window, has been jailed for 17 months.

Scott Warren, 33, previously pleaded guilty to culpable and reckless conduct between 25 September and 19 October 2015.

The items were thrown into a beer garden in Blackfriars Street.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Sheriff John Beckett said: "Sort yourself out, because you could kill somebody."

On 26 September, the owner of the Blackfriars Bar and Grill found the beer garden at the back of his premises covered in rubbish, including glass jars and eggs.

They had been thrown from a rear window of Warren's flat during the night.

On 1 October, police officers went to Warren's flat to speak to him about the incident.

Mood swings

Fiscal Depute, Aidan Higgins, told Sheriff Beckett: "He (Warren) was agitated. He became angry and picked up a printer and made to throw it out of the top-floor window.

"It was blocked by one of the officers and Warren began shouting, saying, 'Send me to prison. I have had enough of this'."

On 12 October, Warren threw radiators into the street, denting and scratching a Vauxhall Corsa car which was parked there.

Later that night, Warren threw a toilet cistern into the beer garden.

On 19 October, the owner of the bar heard the sound of items hitting the ground and discovered they were light fittings thrown from Warren's back window.

The court heard there had been no people in the beer garden when objects were thrown.

Defence solicitor, Mark Hutchison said his client suffered from Asperger Syndrome and mood swings.

Sheriff Beckett told Warren: "Because of the nature and seriousness of these offences you have reached the point where there is no alternative, but a prison sentence.

"I hope you learn a lesson from this, because if you don't, you will spend a very long time in prison."

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