£2605 in damage to rented property

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A MOTHER-OF-FOUR left a rented house in such a damaged condition it needed £2,605 worth of repair work.

Simone Thompson, 21, now living on Daggers Hall Lane, Marton, was found guilty of causing damage after a trial in her absence.

She was sentenced to a four weeks’ electronically tagged curfew between 8pm and 7am and ordered to pay £110 towards compensation.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said on May 25 last year Michael Chadwick, owner of a home on Rose Avenue, Blackpool, was contacted by the property letting company he used to say Thompson was no longer living there and substantial damage had been done to the house.

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Internal walls had holes in them, carpets and a kitchen cabinet door had been removed, tiles had been smashed round the fireplace, the front door had been damaged and there was debris in the back garden. The repairs bill came to £2,605.

Ashley Fisher, defending, said his client’s children had been responsible for writing on the walls and some damage.

She had also been living with a partner for some time at the house, who had ripped off a cabinet door and put holes in the walls.