Man sentenced after breeze block incident

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A SKEGNESS man who hurled a breeze block into a neighbour’s garden while children were in it has been handed a two-year community order for the offence.

James Damon Allerton (24) of St Valentines Way, was living at his mother’s address next door to the house in Church Road North at the time of the offence on March 25.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of damage in connection to the incident when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court last week.

Mr Daniel Paulson, prosecuting, said Allerton shouted and swore at the children to be quiet in the next door garden as he said they were upsetting his dog.

When the children’s mother asked him not to swear in front of them, he told her to ‘**** off”.’

He then threw a breeze block over the hedge, which missed the children but damaged a drain pipe.

Police were called and Allerton was arrested and taken to Skegness Police Station where he damaged a screen on the desk in the custody suite.

Mitigating, Ms Andrea Wilkes said Allerton had mental health issues and was taking medication.

She said he accepted what he did was wrong and that he shouldn’t have thrown the brick.

She said he no longer lived at that address but he did have to go back from time to time to help out his mother.

The magistrates gave Allerton a two years community order with supervision and a requirement to undertake a programme to control and manage his anger.

They also issued a restraining order prohibiting Allerton communicating in any way with his former neighbour for a period of three months.

He was also ordered to pay £50 compensation to the police to pay for the damage to the desk and £80 in costs.