Man trashed part­ner’s house in jeal­ous rage

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

AJEALOUS boyfriend smeared nail var­nish on the walls and put a knife in the kitchen door when he trashed his part­ner’s house in a rage.

An­thony Carmichael Wil­lis, 48, caused dam­age in ev­ery room at his part­ner’s Mac­cles­field home af­ter he over­heard her and a friend talk­ing about her go­ing back to her ex, a court heard.

The next morn­ing Wil­lis con­fronted his part­ner and pushed her af­ter an ar­gu­ment erupted. The hear­ing was told that she sat against the bed­room door for three hours as he shouted in­sults. She even­tu­ally left the house but when she came back found dam­age in­clud­ing nail var­nish on the walls, a knife in the kitchen door, holes in the walls and a smashed TV. When po­lice at­tended they found a small amount of cannabis in the house be­long­ing to Wil­lis.

Pros­e­cut­ing at Stock­port Mag­is­trates court, Kate Gaskell said: “The de­fen­dant over­heard his part­ner and a friend talk­ing about her hav­ing an affair with her ex.

“The next morn­ing they were watch­ing a film in bed and the de­fen­dant got out and started shout­ing. He came over and was right in her face and pushed her twice.

“She pushed past him out of the room and he was mak­ing in­sults to­wards her. She went back into the bed­room and sat against the door.

“He kicked at it and was mak­ing de­grad­ing com­ments.”

A state­ment by the vic­tim said: “I was scared and anx­ious. I feel scared leav­ing the house and have lost ev­ery­thing.”

Wil­lis, of Bain­bridge Close, Longsight, pleaded guilty to as­sault, crim­i­nal dam­age and cannabis pos­ses­sion.

The court was shown pic­tures of the dam­age.

Wil­lis told mag­is­trates ‘jeal­ousy got the bet­ter’ of him when they asked how he felt see­ing the images.

De­fend­ing, Derek Macdonald said: “He ac­cepts what he’s done and is ashamed. He had some drink and re­acted to what he heard the pre­vi­ous evening. He ac­cepts it would have been ex­tremely dis­tress­ing to find the prop­erty like this.”

Wil­lis was given a 12 month com­mu­nity or­der with 140 hours un­paid work and or­dered to pay £85 costs and £85 vic­tim sur­charge as well as £750 com­pen­sa­tion.

Chair­man of the bench John Tuck said: “We are shocked at the ex­tent of the dam­age. I hope your fu­ture is bet­ter than your im­me­di­ate past.

“Your fu­ture is in your hands.”

‘He over­heard her talk­ing about hav­ing an affair with her ex’

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