Frustrated workman hit garage with a hammer

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A Mansfield man who had not been paid for building work on a garage decided to get his revenge by hitting it with a hammer.

Christopher Guy pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to brickwork at the garage on a house at Cosgrove Avenue Sutton on 27th February.

Mansfield Magistrates were told Guy, 42 of Mansfield Road Skegby, visited the house in a dispute over payment for work he had done.

The female occupant answered the door and he asked to see someone in relation to the job.

When the woman told him to get off the property he had lost his temper and used his hammer to damage five bricks on the garage wall.

The court heard Guy had been employed to do work on the garage two years ago and became frustrated when his employer had not paid him.

He told police he had been to the house on a number of occasions and was told conflicting stories about why he had not been paid for his efforts.

He said he had launched his revenge attack in a ‘moment of frustration’.

Guy was given a community order until 28th April with a curfew and ordered to pay compensation of £100.