Alfreton dad is put under house arrest

AN Alfreton dad with a psychiatric problem has been placed under house arrest at night following trouble at his former partner’s home.

Chesterfield magistrates were told that Lesley and Peter Sisson had been married for eight years and had three children.

She told police he behaved normally when he took medication prescribed for schizophrenia but, when he didn’t, he became jealous and accused her of cheating on him.

Mrs Sisson left him two years ago after amphetamine abuse had a ‘drastic’ effect on his behaviour. Since then they have had an “on-off” relationship.

Sarah Haslam, prosecuting, said Sisson (38) had a key to her home and she was happy for him to stay the night on 20th August.

Mrs Sisson went to bed at 10.30pm and he followed and searched around the bedroom for hours. The next day he collected his belongings and left.

Later that day she returned home to find him in the kitchen holding an axe, which he did not brandish in any way.

As he left he threw a lamp at a door, breaking a pane of glass.

He was arrested and found to be carrying about £35-worth of amphetamine.

Sisson, of Shakespeare Drive, admitted damaging property, possessing amphetamine and breaching a one-year conditional discharge imposed in May for possessing an offensive weapon, a stun gun.

The bench imposed a 7pm-7am curfew for two months and a one-year probation supervision order, with £85 costs. They ordered that the drugs be destroyed.

“They are not back in a relationship,” added Mrs Haslam.