Spurned husband drilled car tyres

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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AN irate husband tracked down his estranged wife to Kirkham then punctured one of her car tyres with a cordless drill.

Kenny Scott was annoyed because he believed his wife, Diane, had taken as much as £10,000 from their joint account before she left him without warning.

Scott, a 53-year-old estate worker, of Hawick, Scotland, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was sentenced to a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £40 compensation plus £85 costs by Blackpool magistrates.

Scott was also put on a three-year restraining order which bans him from contacting his wife except through solicitors and entering Kirkham.

Angus Craigen, prosecuting, said people saw Scott in Kirkham acting suspiciously at 9.30pm on Saturday.

He had a hood on his head, was wearing sunglasses and carrying a cordless drill.

Scott admitted to police he had used the cordless drill to drill through a tyre on his wife’s car. Scott and his wife, who had two children, had been married 11 years, but separated last year.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said Scott believed as much as £10,000 had been taken from their joint account.

Later he received a letter from a solicitor which stated his wife wanted a divorce and was not agreeable to reimbusing him any money.

Scott became depressed and decided to drive to Kirkham to talk to his wife.

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