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February 5, 2013
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Accused pleads not guilty to destroying hose

A man who was charged with damaging property belonging to his sister-in-law on New Year's Day pleaded not guilty in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

The court was told that on January 1, Paul Hylton used a machete to destroy the complainant's 100ft watering hose valued at over $2,000, her clothes line and component set which are worth more than $15,000.

According to the complainant, she was awaken by a loud noise coming from her backyard, when she ventured outside, she saw the accused, intoxicated with her damaged belongings.

Hylton was ordered by Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey to repay the complainant the sum of $18,000, and he is to return to court with the money on Friday.

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