Probation order for Somercotes man after assault

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A Somercotes dad punched a man and shredded his coat after finding him at his ex-partner’s home.

Chesterfield magistrates were told that her friend was helping her clean the property on 17th September when Parker turned up at 6.15pm.

He banged on the back door and was then seen at a window, pointing at the victim and threatening: “Let me in. I’m going to kill you.”

She refused to open the door and Parker (21) kicked out a door panel and crawled through the hole.

“He hit the victim four or five times to the head area and pushed him into a coffee table and outside without his shoes or jacket. He then cut the complainant’s jacket into small pieces,” said Sarah Haslam, prosecuting.

“He said he was angry because he thought the complainant had moved in with his ex-partner and he went round there to sort things out.”

Parker, of Bonnington Drive, Somercotes, admitted assault and damaging the door and the coat. He further admitted breaching bail by missing a court hearing on 15th October.

He was given a one-year probation supervision order and 150 hours’ unpaid work. He must also pay £40 compensation to the victim of the assault and £260 to Kaine Taylor, owner of the rented property.

“The relationship came to a relatively abrupt end and he moved out,” said Joe Harvey, for Parker.

“The complainant sent him a text message saying he was moving in. This was only a few days later and he saw red and behaved very inappropriately, punching him and damaging his coat.

“He is not proud of this. He had not been in trouble before and it was completely out of character.”