Man kicked pot of paint after losing his temper

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man kicked a pot of pink paint which splattered over the wall of a former girlfriend’s back yard and wall.

Ryan Mann lost his temper when the woman refused to let him in to speak to her and collect some of his belongings.

Mann, 41, of General Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 compensation with £15 victims’ surcharge and a £150 court charge by Blackpool magistrates.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said Mann had split up with his partner in October last year. They had had a child together.

On April 19 at 4pm Mann knocked repeatedly on his ex’s door, but she refused to let him in.

He then went into the back yard, knocking over two wheelies bins, strewing rubbish all over, before kicking the paint pot, splattering paint about.

Steven Townley, defending, said Mann felt his ex was blowing hot and cold.

Mann said one moment she was inviting him to see her, then he received a solicitor’s letter asking him to keep away from her and her address.

He went round to ask why she had sent the letter and to collect some of his belonging, but became angry when she would not let him in and taunted him.