A MAN urinated on his girlfriend’s Playstation after a row, a court has heard.

Jakob Newman-Watt, of Peregrine Close, Hereford, appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing after admitting two charges of criminal damage and being found guilty of assault.

Prosecutor Ralph Robyns Landricombe said Newman-Watt and his victim had been in an on-off relationship for over a year when they went to Hogarths bar in Hereford on the evening of November 7.

But Newman-Watt returned to her property alone, before making an abusive phone call to her and returning to the bar, where they rowed.

On returning home, she found her Playstation games console was covered in urine, which the 21-year-old admitted being responsible for in a message.

The next day, he again visited her house and accused her of sleeping with other tenants, refusing to leave.

The court heard Newman-Watt pushed her and grabbed her arms before picking up a teddy and cutting it open with a knife, stabbing another toy and damaging clothes and tapestries.

The victim told police she tried to hit him in a bid to take the knife, but he punched her in the stomach, grabbed her by the throat and pushed her, and spat in her face, only leaving after she called his mother to the property.

Police were again called to Newman-Watt on March 8, after receiving reports that a man was shouting and swearing, knocking on doors, and banging on windows at flats in Villa Street.

He was asked to leave, but instead climbed onto the roof of a communal shed, later returning to the flats, where he damaged a door by punching, kicking and headbutting it again, forcing it open and entering the property.

The terrified occupant pleaded with Newman-Watt to leave, and he returned to the shed roof.

After his arrest, Newman-Watt said he had drunk a bottle of rum, cans of Stella, and half a bottle of gin, and could not remember why he had been there.

Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Newman-Watt, said his trial had gone ahead in his absence and he had been unrepresented, after leaving the court on his trial date and not returning.

“Clearly he suffers from severe issues,” Miss Di Vitantonio said.

“He has struggled with his mental health, and he is waiting for mental health services.”

Newman-Watt was handed a five year restraining order, a 24 month community order, with 60 hours unpaid work and must pay £500 compensation to his former girlfriend, £50 to Herefordshire Housing, and a £90 victim surcharge.

No costs order was imposed due to a lack of means.