Man’s home damage spree

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A MAN went on a wrecking spree at his partner’s home after she asked him to give her more space.

Blackpool Magistrates Court was told the woman was also upset Philip Henshaw had not pulled his weight when it came to doing chores at her home.

Henshaw, of Hornby Road, Blackpool, admitted criminal damage at the house when he appeared in the dock.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, told the court how Henshaw had arrived at the house and the pair had begun a conversation.

But the victim could see him getting angry when she said she wanted to spend more time alone with her daughter.

The prosecutor said the 25-year-old then pulled a cupboard off the wall of the kitchen, smashing the crockery inside .

He then damaged a door and window and a TV and digital TV box.

Police were called and Henshaw was arrested.

His lawyer Gerry Coyle told the court the two people had been a couple for a long time and the incident happened after a row over housework.

He added: “This couple had been in a five year relationship.

“He lost his temper when she accused him of not helping her around the house.”

Henshaw was given a six months supervision order and told to pay his victim £300 compensation.