A FRODSHAM man has appeared in court accused of slashing dozens of his neighbours’ car tyres, causing about £4,000 worth of damage.

On Friday, August 24, 2012, families and pensioners living in Ashton Drive and Ship Street, Frodsham, woke to find their tyres shredded after their cars were allegedly attacked with knives during the night.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Kevin Robert Griffiths, of Ship Street in Frodsham, pleaded not guilty to 35 counts of criminal damage to his neighbours’ vehicles when he appeared at Chester Magistrates Court.

The 55-year-old also pleaded not guilty to two counts of possessing a lock knife, after it was alleged he was carrying the weapon on August 16 and 22 in the street outside his home.

It is alleged that during the night of August 23 Griffiths slashed tyres on 35 of his neighbours’ cars, causing more than £3,500 worth of damage.

Griffiths has been bailed, with conditions that he resides at his home address and stays indoors between 7pm-7am every day.

He is due to appear at Chester Crown Court for trial on March 4.