A 65-year-old man who went on a criminal damage spree in Hounslow over two months has been put on a curfew.

Michael Dew, formerly of Ede Close, turned the centre of town into a graffiti hotspot and placed material of a racially and religious inflammatory nature.

He was taken to court for committing 16 criminal damage offences, a majority of which were racially aggravated and all believed to have occurred between December 7 2015 and February 16 2016.

He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday (May 16).

He received a six-month prison sentence to run concurrent for each of 11 offences of racially aggravated criminal damage, all suspended for 18 months.

He was also sentenced to one month concurrent for five offences of criminal damage, also suspended for 18 months.

Dew also received a 30-day rehabilitation order, a 16-week curfew (9pm to 6am) and was fined and ordered to pay costs amounting to £430, plus compensation of £140 to the London Borough of Hounslow.

He was arrested on Thursday, February 4 2016 and charged with the 16 criminal damage related offences on Friday March 24.

He pleaded guilty at Uxbridge Magistartes' Court on April 18.

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