Drunk man kicked down door of family home

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man was so drunk he kicked his way into a family’s home instead of the new flat he had just moved into.

The householder was so frightened he locked his girlfriend and their baby in the garage for safety.

Jamie Clayton, a 33-year-old kitchen porter, of Palatine Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to damaging a door.

He was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation plus a £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said on April 27 Clayton had moved to a new flat on Palatine Road.

That evening he went drinking and after leaving the pub went up to a house on the resort’s Reads Avenue and kicked at the door.

Clayton shouted: “Let me in, I have paid you £150. If you don’t I’ll kick the door down.”

When arrested Clayton put himself at nine on a scale of drunkenness from one to 10.

Gary McAnulty, defending, said Clayton had a new job and flat so he went out celebrating.

He went to the wrong address and thought the landlord had changed the locks.

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