A CARMARTHEN man must pay almost £500 in compensation after admitting criminal damage at Drefach, Llandysul.

Sion David Pegram, of Glannant Road, Carmarthen, pleaded guilty to damaging a Seat Leon car without lawful excuse on September 7 when he appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court.

The 19-year-old was fined £80 and ordered to pay compensation of £495.44, along with £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.