A MAN who smashed up police cars and shop windows during a bizarre spree in rural North Dorset has been ordered to reimburse his victims.

Ryan Diblicek targeted businesses in Shaftesbury's High Street in the early hours of July 1.

The 22-year-old, who lives in Bonsor Road, Folkestone, Kent, damaged the windows of Hays Travel and Mistral. Stock inside the clothing shop was also damaged.

He then smashed police cars parked outside the station in Angel Lane.

On October 5, Diblicek appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court to admit three counts of criminal damage.

The court heard he caused more than £2,700-worth of damage. Of that, £1,581.63 was caused to Mistral, while £1,022.82 was caused to the police cars.

Magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month discharge and ordered him to fully repay each of his victims. No order for costs was made because of his limited means.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "We received a call shortly before 4am on July 1 reporting damage to a police car at Shaftesbury Police Station.

"A 22-year-old man from Folkestone in Kent was arrested and told officers that he had also damaged shop windows in the High Street earlier that evening."