A MAN who shattered a window in a bid to get a friend's attention has been ordered to pay compensation after appearing before magistrates who called him a "plonker".

Jordan Carney, who is of no fixed abode, threw pebbles at the window of the property in Richmond Park Road, Bournemouth after a night out on December 23.

The 20-year-old admitted a single charge of criminal damage at Poole Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Nicola Reece, prosecuting, said Carney's friend opened the window and "shouted at him to go away" when he began throwing the stones.

However, he continued and one smashed the glass.

James Moore, mitigating for Carney, said the defendant had been staying with his friend when the incident took place

"He went out for a few drinks and got in the spirit," Mr Moore said.

"I suspect we've all done it - he threw stones at the window but he'd had a drink and he didn't recognise his own strength."

Mr Moore said there was "nothing sinister" about the incident.

"He was trying to get his friend's attention rather than spend the night freezing outside," he said.

Magistrates said Carney had been a "plonker" and ordered him to pay Bournemouth Churches Housing Association £50 in compensation.

There was no order for costs due to the defendant's means.