A Bolton man has been penalised for possession of drugs and criminal damage.

William White admitted a string of offences during a recent appearance at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court.

The 46-year-old was found in possession of crack cocaine in Bolton earlier this month.

On the same days he wrecked a television belonging to a woman causing £550 worth of damage.

White also admitted breaching a bail condition not to contact the same woman.

Following his guilty pleas White, from Watergate Lane in Bolton, was made the subject to a community order.

He was ordered to take part in a drug rehabilitation requirement for six months and attend at 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

White was also fined £10 and ordered to pay compensation of £550 to the woman whose TV he damaged.

The court took his guilty plea into account when determining the sentence to impose.