Scotland Yard said Sir Bernard, 66, would appear at Croydon Magistrates Court tomorrow.
He was charged at Croydon police station with causing criminal damage to a sliver Mercedes car in December last year.
The alleged offence took place on a Sunday afternoon at the rear of a building in the road in Purley, south London, where Sir Bernard lives, said a Metropolitan Police spokesman. Sir Bernard is accused of causing damage worth less than pounds 2,000 to the saloon car. He ison police bail.
Last night he said: ``I shall say what I have to say in court. I don't think it will be a substantive hearing on Tuesday.''
Asked how he was going to plead, Sir Bernard said: ``I am not saying what I shall do. I personally have never seen any damage. I have had trouble for 10 years, and I think the full facts will come out in court."
Relations between Sir Bernard and a neighbour, builder Barry Cripps, became unfriendly soon after the latter moved into "Nutcracker Gables" a decade ago.Reuse content