Man punches hole in bedroom door when asked to leave, court hears
WANTING to talk to his partner about their relationship, a man refused to leave her bedroom so she called the police.
When officers arrived at the address in Chilcompton they found Keith Jonathan Moxham lying on her bed upstairs and when he was persuaded to leave he punched the door with such force that he put a hole right through it.
The 34-year-old defendant, of Sheepway, Portishead, was arrested and pleaded guilty to causing £150 worth of damage to the bedroom door belonging to Karen Baker on July 22 when he appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates sitting at Yeovil.
Alex Lane, prosecuting, said the couple had been in a relationship since October last year and although lived apart were expecting a baby together.
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On the day in question the victim Moxham went to the shop to buy some items, stopped in the pub for a pint and when he returned asked to talk to her alone because her former husband was there.
“She refused to talk to him because of his drunken state and he refused to leave and went to her bedroom and lay on her bed,” she said.
“The police attended and found the defendant still upstairs and refusing to leave but he was then persuaded to get up and punched the bedroom door with full force putting a hole through it.”
When Moxham was interviewed by the police he said he had refused to leave the address as he wanted to talk to his partner to sort things out.
He became frustrated and angry and cut his knuckles as a result of the punch.
The defendant did not want to say anything to the magistrates and was given a 12 month conditional discharge.
He was also ordered to pay £50 compensation along with £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.