Dad slashed tyres after child snub

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A FATHER lost his temper and slashed two of a relative’s tyres after being told he could not see his child.

Ian Langhorne, 32, of St Annes Road East, St Annes, admitted causing damage and failing to answer bail. He was jailed for 14 days and ordered to pay £100 compensation by Blackpool magistrates.

Sandra Ardern, prosecuting, said Langhorne damaged two tyres on a car belonging to his ex-partner’s mother, while it was parked outside her home on October 13.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had something of a drink problem and had been going through a difficult break-up with his girlfriend, with whom he had a child. Mr Townley added: “In his opinion she and her family have been obstructive.

“He was told he would not be able to see his child and this festered with him.

“As he walk past his ex’s mother’s he picked up a piece of metal and popped two tyres.”