A MAN who slashed the tyres of almost 200 parked cars has been sentenced to 11 weeks in prison.

Julian Glew, 45, of no fixed address, was arrested last September in the Pocklington Woods near Chapel Hill Road, Pocklington, after 190 vehicles were damaged over two nights.

Glew initially pleaded guilty before magistrates in Hull to three counts of criminal damage, but failed to appear for a second court date in October, leading to a police search.

Today, he has been sentenced by Beverley Magistrates' Court to 11 weeks in custody, which Inspector Jo York from Humberside Police said was "good news for the residents of Pocklington", after the incidents caused "widespread upset and concern".

Insp York said: "The incidents caused great inconvenience and financial loss to all those victims.

"Following his initial arrest in September he was bailed to appear in court but failed to attend and spent several weeks avoiding arrest. Mr Glew had left the Pocklington area after he failed to appear at court and we are grateful to the people of Pocklington for their assistance and their support while we have carried out our investigations."