A Louth teenager threatened to burn down his landlady’s house and car because he knew he was going to be thrown out for damaging his flat, Skegness Magistrates Court has been told.
Jordan Mawer, 18. now living at Grimsby Road, Louth, admitted causing damage to his flat in Keddington Road on April 17 and to making threats to damage the house of his landlady, Josephine Motson on April 23. He also admitted possessing a small amount of the drug M-Kat on April 24.
The court was told that he damaged an internal wall in his flat, tore a door off his hinges and damaged the lock and also smashed a window.
When his landlady approached him about it, he said to her: “I’ll burn the f***ing house down.”
Mawer also admitted he was in breach of a conditional discharge imposed for theft in March.
Mitigating, Gordon Holt said Mawer struggled to keep a lid on his emotions and was halfway through a formal mental health assessment.
“He is self destructive and destructive,” said Mr Holt.
“He knew he was going to lose his accommodation and so shouted at his landlady, but had no intention of doing it.”
The magistrates adjourned for sentence on June 9 and called for a full report from the Probation Service.
He was granted conditional bail.