FOUR young people, from Chester and Ellesmere Port, have admitted harassing a man in his camper van.

Yasmine Blundell, 20, of Valley View, Great Sutton, James Parry, 22, of Underwood Drive, and Liam Haddaway, 22, and Amy Sneider, 22, both of Chester, pleaded guilty to harassing Marcus Conder during a period of five months.

Rob Youds, prosecuting, told Chester Magistrates Court Mr Conder had allegedly reversed his vehicle into a car owned by Miss Sneider in 2008, after which the defendants sought to target him in his US-style camper van, which was parked on the Roodee car park in Chester.

They appeared a total of four times at night in their vehicles, circling the van, throwing eggs and yoghurt at it, while shouting and insulting Mr Conder.

Mr Youds said: “On the morning of October 30 Mr Conder snapped, got his baseball bat and smashed the windscreen of Amy Sneider’s car.

“It has made his life hell and they made him feel very anxious.”

James Parry, speaking on behalf of himself and the other defendants, said: “We are extremely remorseful. No harm was intended but in retrospect it was done.

“We have no reason to contact him again.”

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge on the four defendants, to run with a restraining order forbidding contact with Mr Conder. They were also told to each pay £85 prosecution costs.