Underpants shop attacker appears in court



A man who caused up to £75,000 damage to city centre shops dressed in only his underpants has appeared in court.

Andrew Roxberry, 30, earlier admitted 23 charges of criminal damage.

He was caught on CCTV in February smashing more than 40 windows in Cardiff city centre.

Roxberry, of Bryn-y-Nant in Cardiff, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and remained silent throughout the hearing, refusing to confirm his name.

He threw a bottle at a window of Phones4U, and then attacked shops including Boots, Etam, Marks & Spencer, BHS and Gap. The court was told that he has so far refused to speak to solicitors.

Judge William Gaskell said Roxberry was not helping himself by his behaviour. He said he believed the defendant was deliberately mute.

The case was adjourned until April 4 for a psychiatric report and Roxberry was remanded in custody.