Louth man causes £200 worth of damage to friend’s bedroom

Court news.
Court news.

A man, who was said to be “always violent when drunk”, caused more than £200 worth of damage to items in his friend’s bedroom, a court has been told.

Nathan David Rayner, 26, of Freshney Close, Louth, admitted causing £240 worth of damage to a chest of drawers, a mobile phone and two ordinary phones belonging to Adrian Ward, when he appeared before magistrates at Skegness. The court was told that on January 4 he burst into his housemate’s bedroom, shouting and drunk, and broke a number of items.

The owner, Mr Ward, went downstairs and phoned the police from another phone.

Mitigating, Saleem Khan said that Rayner had replaced all the items he had broken and the two parties had made up.

He said that Rayner had taken his frustrations out on the property but, he added, ‘hopefully, this is just a blip’.

The magistrates imposed a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered Rayner to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.