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Former heroin addict lobbed piece of concrete through window out of anger
7:40am Tuesday 17th April 2012 in News
A FORMER heroin user smashed a window at an ex-partner’s home out of frustration and anger, a court has was told.
Christopher Mason, of Baxters Walk, Malvern, received a six-month community order and was ordered to pay compensation after throwing a large piece of concrete through the front window of Joanne Dongworth’s property on Wednesday, February 8.
Leslie Ashton, prosecuting at Worcester Magistrates Court, said Ms Dongworth heard tapping on the window from about 8.45pm for halfan- hour and recognised Mason’s voice calling for her to ‘come to the window’.
Ms Dongworth went to bed about 10.30pm but awoke to hear a neighbour shouting at someone at about 1.30am before going back to sleep and discovering the damage in the morning.
The prosecution added the pair split up about a year ago after an on-off relationship and Mason suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Simon Deeley, defending, said Mason threw the object out of frustration and anger. He admitted it was inappropriate and was remorseful for his actions.
Mason had rid himself of previous problems with heroin and had mental health issues which he was attempting to address, said Mr Deeley.
The 34-year-old was ordered to pay Festival Housing compensation of £186.74 for the cost of repairing the window and costs of £85.