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Kirby man’s “idiotic” attack on car

Court latest
Court latest

A Kirkby man kicked the wing mirrors off her partner’s mother’s car for the second time after hearing the relationship was over, a court heard.

Russell Stevenson was drunk when he turned up outside his partner’s mother’s home, on Garden Lane, in Sutton, on July 6.

Prosecutor Robert Carr said: “He began shouting from the street. His partner told him that the relationship was over and he should go away.”

He shouted: “Why don’t you hurry up and die?” to his partner’s mother, who replied: “I will outlive you because drink will kill you first.”

He kicked both wing mirrors off her Kia Cerato and scratched the bodywork.

The court heard Stevenson had done exactly the same thing to the car previously, and had been punished for it by magistrates on November 30, 2016.

Donna Pursglove, mitigating, said: “Unfortunately alcohol has played a significant part in this incident.”

She said he had been off work because he was awaiting an operation, and hadn’t drunk alcohol since the incident.

Stevenson, 35, of Walesby Drive, admitted criminal damage when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Wednesday.

District judge Jonathan Taaffe said: “This behaviour is appalling. It’s the behaviour of an idiot. This is the third offence for criminal damage in two years.”

He gave Stevenson an eight week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered him to pay £100 compensation, which will be added to the £1,200 he already owes the court.