A BURY man who smashed up parts of the town's police station, a leisure centre and an MP's office is finally behind bars - after striking four times in a week.

Last week The Bury Times revealed that serial vandal Adam Ellis, 34, had made two court appearances within 48 hours.

Magistrates were told the first incident saw him damage the front door of Bury North MP James Daly's office in Bolton Street.

He was ordered to pay compensation of £100 after confessing to the attack, to meet part of the estimated £300 repair bill.

Released back onto the streets, he then vandalised a window at the Castle Leisure Centre, National Probation Service premises and the police station in Castlecroft Road on the same day.

Appearing in court again, to admit to criminal damage charges, he was given a conditional discharge.

Within the next 24 hours he had damaged another window at the police station, at a cost of £100, and was arrested a third time.

Magistrates on this occasion imposed a prison term of four weeks, suspended for nine months, and Ellis was released from custody for a third time.

He then caused damage totalling £1,000, again to a police station window, on May 18, and was detained once more.

In his fourth court appearance, Ellis, of no fixed address, was jailed for four weeks, with magistrates ruling he had a "flagrant disregard for people and their property". He must also pay compensation of £130.