A Warminster man attacked a front door with a car jack because he believed the house occupant had burned down his shed.

Lawrence James Pemberton, 48, of The Dene, was given a 12-month supervision order and a £145 fine by magistrates in Chippenham last Thursday.

He pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the door.

The court heard how Pemberton, a former carpenter who had suffered severe head injuries during a moto-cross accident in 2009, went to the property in neighbouring St George’s Close, Warminster, on December 29.

He had heard a rumour that the house occupant had set fire to his shed, destroying his tools and motorcycle collection.

The fire was reported in the Wiltshire Times.