AN OXFORD man has admitted smashing every window at the Old Bookbinders pub with a baseball bat.

The Jericho pub was closed with its windows boarded up following the incident, which saw 24 panes smashed in on the early hours of Boxing Day.

Mark Cordell, of Canal Street, appeared in Oxford Magistrates' Court today and pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

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Cordell, 55, was released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday, February 7.

The Old Bookbinders reopened on the evening of December 28.

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