Graffiti attack by ex-partner

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A young mother’s home was broken into and vandalised on Christmas Day a judge was told.

The mum returned from Christmas dinner at her grandmother’s to find her address had been burgled and insulting messages written on the walls in dog mess and barbecue sauce.

Police inquiries revealed it was her former boyfriend, Michael Hackney, who had broken into the Blackpool address, then ransacked and soiled the property.

Hackney, of Fayles Grove, Marton, a 30-year-old worker at a Lytham cafe bar, pleaded guilty to burglary, causing damage and breaching a county court non-
molestation order not to contact his ex.

He was remanded in custody for sentence at Preston Crown Court on January 21 by District Judge Alan Jones sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Hackney first sent his former girlfriend a text message which said: “Watch out for Christmas, I’m going to kill you and myself – We’ll make breaking news.”

The woman was terrified of Hackney and she moved address.

On Christmas Day she returned from dinner at her grandmother’s to find a terrible scene at her home.

Vile comments were daubed on the walls in excrement and sauce.

The woman told police she was scared of what Hackney might do if he got in while she and her child were there.

Brett Chappell, defending, said Hackney disputed sending the text to his ex, he also said the excrement on the walls was not human, but from the dog.

Mr Chappell added: “He has had a few days of complete and utter madness.”