Ashfield man smashed up former partner's living room after she caught him climbing through bathroom window
An Ashfield man smashed up his former partner’s living room after she caught him climbing through her bathroom window after she asked him to leave her home.
Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard on Wednesday, March 24, that Toby Keeling had been in a 10-year relationship with the woman – which had ended around a year before the incident on September 11 last year.
The court heard that Keeling had been staying at his former partner’s home and had gone out to see a friend, returning at around 9.30am to find his possessions in a dustbin.
Prosecuting, Annelli Pritchard told the court: “He was drunk and things had not been great. He went to see a friend and returned at about 9.30am the following morning.
“She decided not to let him in but he climbed through the bathroom window.
“She told him he had to leave and he became angry and smashed a mirror, kicked the door, broke a coffee table and damaged a vacuum cleaner.”
Keeling, 26, of Stoneyford Road, Sutton, admitted criminal damage when he appeared before the court following the incident on Huthwaite Road.
Mitigating, Amie Godson told the court: “They had been in a relationship for around 10 years and had been separated for around a year. They are still friends, but he admits that he was completely out of order.
“There had been some discussion of him leaving, and he had returned to find his possessions in a bin outside.”
Keeling was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £225 in compensation. He must also pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £22 victim surcharge.